Born in the West Country, Somerset, Lesley Gardiner-Jones moved to Wales in the late 1960’s where she studied Fine Art and the History of Art as a subsidiary subject in her initial training as a Primary School Teacher at ‘Cartrefle College’ in Wrexham. She maintains that this original foundation training in art has enriched her teaching presentations throughout her career and helped her to develop a love for and an understanding of art in all its many forms but especially painting.
She has lived in the highest village in Wales (Bwlchgwyn) for over 20 years and paints mainly animals, birds, flowers and insects using the medium of watercolour. She draws her inspiration from nature’s small wild creatures and the natural flora and fauna in the locality.
She is a member of an art group at the Qube, Oswestry and regularly exhibits in local exhibitions and libraries. Although, mainly a watercolourist, she constantly strives to extend her skills using different media, such as charcoal, line and wash, acrylics and oils.
This particular exhibition is made up of a collection of prints taken from work in progress, exercises, and composition pieces over the last two years. Originals, depending on which ones, may be available.
A selection of Lesley’s works can be found below.