About the artist
Lesley is a Melbourne artist, designer and photographer who lives in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.
An aspiring picture book illustrator, Lesley’s publishing foray began with her own manuscript and illustration project, featuring Milly and a cast of magical creatures. An ongoing project, she hopes to self publish Milly’s adventures in the near future.
In 2018 she was commissioned to illustrate her first manuscript in conjunction with author Kellie Byrnes and Little Pink Dog Books publishing and is currently working on storyboards and character development.
Lesley’s early creative art featured landscape oils and gouache caricatures. Her passion for experimentation has led to use of vibrant pencil, pastel and inks. Texture, light and detail are a dominant feature of her work.
She is drawn to the work and styles of Norman Rockwell, Robert Ingpen, Graeme Base and Frida Kahlo, and utilises her extensive travel experiences for inspiration.
Thank you for your interest in my work.
Please note: Due to other commitments I am currently unable to assist in self publishing projects.