Lesley Birch

Lesley was born in Glasgow, 1958.

Inspired by wild and remote places, her paintings are notable for their colour, atmosphere and expressive marks. She aims for semi-abstraction, but still retains that recognisable feeling of place. She travels to Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales and Cornwall in search of inspiration.

"I love moody skies and windy weather - and I always take my sketchbook with me" she says.

Lesley was a winner of The Artist Magazine Award in 2016. She paints from both her home and city studios in York.