Lesley with portrait of Di Fingleton

          Lesley with  Maggie (A.K.A.   The Divine Miss M)

Welcome to my website.

I am an Australian Visual Artist.
My Art work reflects a lifelong passion for drawing and painting.

My goal was always to be a portrait painter, inspired by timeless masters like John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, and the contemporary Australian artist, Robert Hannaford.

Although my work is predominately figurative, like those artists who paint portraits, I also paint still life and landscapes.

I believe each exercise creates endless challenges and allows one to become a better painter.

All painting genres can suggest narratives. They all tell a story.

I am a firm believer that a picture should retain some element of mystery, and need not be explained.

My paintings are simply a starting point for the viewer to form their own interpretation and meaning.

Please scroll down on each page to view the works.

Lesley Shelley




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