About

 

ABOUT LESLEY

Lesley was born in Yorkshire, England, where she grew up in a small Northern fishing town, and currently resides in Orange County, California. She received a B.A. Honors First Class degree in Illustration and Design from the University of Lincoln. As a child she knew she always wanted to be an artist, dabbling in many creative areas from illustration to fine art. Early in her career she worked as graphic design and later began to produce children’s books and licensed artwork, for the last several years her main focus and passion has been abstract painting.

Lesley Grainger, Artist

 ARTIST STATEMENT

I seek to create an abstract visual language that cannot be expressed otherwise. I work intuitively and thoughtfully as I discover new and interesting color and composition, until the painting becomes what it is to be. Painting is a reflection of experience and what I’m exploring at that moment, each painting is translated to the next. Color is boundless part of my process, I like to explore color combinations that intrigue me and reveal something unexpected. I like to discover as I work with the canvas, adding and removing elements, to push myself and discover through the process of painting. I believe art can change the way we think, the way we feel, the way we connect with the world.

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PRESS

THE ENGLISH ROOM (JANUARY 2015)
PRINT AND PATTERN BLOG (MARCH 2015)
COMFY COZY COUTURE (NOVEMBER 2015)

REPRESENTATION

BEE STREET STUDIO
GALLERY ORANGE
ORIGINAL ART COLLECTIVE
SERENA & LILY
WIZZIE BROACH INTERIORS 
GALLERY 43
LILAC GALLERY NYC

 

ART LICENSING CLIENTS

POTTERY BARN KIDS
FRANCESCAS

TARGET
GREENBOX ART
CB2 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SADDLEBACK CHURCH
LAKE FOREST, CA
FEBRUARY-AUGUST 2015

LOLAS CAFE
LADERA RANCH, CA
MAY-OCTOBER 2016

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

SHAIN GALLERY
CHARLOTTE, NC
AUGUST 2016