Lesley Giles is an English artist. She lived and painted in London most of her life until she moved to Florida in 2003 with her American husband to follow his career. They re-located north to Cambridge Md. in 2012 to be near to Washington DC and Baltimore yet continue to be surrounded by water. Lesley paints in her studio overlooking the beautiful Choptank River. She is fascinated by the poetic, solitary beauty of the world around us: water, derelict huts, floating osprey. She works with traditional media to focus on contemporary issues like the effect of development on our landscapes and how the “ordinary” prevails. Saatchi International have sold three of her Eastern Shore paintings to collectors in California, Delaware and Switzerland.
“... The boldness of her colour is matched by a strength of design that is all too rare in contemporary art. Here is an artist with a down-to-earth sureness of vision that is immensely beguiling”
Andrew Lambirth, Art Historian, Lesley is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, (MFA) and Goldsmiths’ College, London University (BFA). She has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the UK, Europe, USA and also in China following a Visiting Painter invitation to Urumqi, Xinjiang in 1996. Her work has been published by Harper Collins in “Watercolour Masterclass” and “The Challenge of Landscape” as well as being featured in several magazines.