Lesley Taylor, who signs her work pin100 (don't ask her why, she won't tell you) hopes that her sense of humour connects with you and that you enjoy her whimsical and some say 'downright odd' outlook on life as shown in her work.
"I feel that art should have a place not just in galleries and museums and that quality art belongs in the homes of people who appreciate and find a connection to an artist's work and passion, work that gives something of themselves, something to lift the feel of a room.
My paintings tell the stories that float around in my head, with small details that reveal themselves over time.
The images I create swing between abstraction and representation, memory and image and combine forces to blur the boundaries of meaning and allow you to interpret for yourself."
Lesley was born and educated in the UK (studying English and Art at Keswick Hall, Cambridge Institute). Her life has been spent in pursuit of the arts and she finds her theatre career has helped sharpen her observations of people and their idiosyncrasies. These observations form the bones of her art work.
Lesley has retired from an exhausting career in Education and Theatre, both in the U.K. and Australia. She now channels her creativity into her art.
Being reluctant to travel these days, Lesley shows her work in regional galleries, local to her home in Macksville on the North Coast of NSW. She is glad to take her work to Hatch-d ‘online gallery’ as an alternative.
Matilda Street Gallery Macksville
2016 Solo “Just for Fun”
Rock Salt Gallery, Stuarts Point
Art Makas, Kempsey
2016 ‘Four Seasons’
Stringer Gallery, Nambucca Heads