Following a career largely spent in education, I started working as a full-time professional artist in 2011, and I am mainly self-taught. 

I love creating three dimensional pieces using a variety of media, each of which tell a story that is to a large extent left to the imagination of the viewer. I try to find something to make me laugh at least once a day (as this stops me from taking myself too seriously) and this, in turn, strongly influences my work.

I live in Orford, a village on the Suffolk coast, with my partner Penny and our fluffy sproodle Mabel.

My studio is based in our garden, which means I have the luxury of watching the wildlife all day long. Too much of a distraction at times! I am particularly fond of the goldfinches which like to feed just outside.

We have a second home in Orford, on the Suffolk coast and love to spend time there when we can. Walking Mabel along Orford Ness in the bracing east wind is a particular highlight!

Lesley