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Inspirations and aspirations at The Met 5th Avenue

Inspirations and aspirations at The Met 5th Avenue

Inspirations and aspirations at The Met 5th Avenue Well, Room To Colour is finished and has made it's big debut. So much learning on the way to putting together a colouring book but also a lot of enjoyment seeing it all come together. The biggest thrill for me has been...

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Latest Book Ilustrated

Latest Book Ilustrated

At last! Yesterday I finished an illustration job that was a huge pleasure to work on. The author was a joy to work with and gave me so much freedom to do what I wanted to do. Just have some tweaking with the cover and then it's off to the...

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I used to be a hooker.

I used to be a hooker.

It's true. I used to be a hooker.

And I was a happy hooker.

It all started with a long time admiration for the needle arts and a constant surplus of colourful clothing outgrown by my three school aged children.  It wasn't until I stumbled across the website of Louisa Creed a brilliant hooker of rag rugs and drooled over the mind-boggling combinations of colours in Kaffe Fassett's hooked rugs from his book Glorious Interiors that I got the scissors and with mad glee started cutting up the kid's clothes.

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Bleep inspiration quotes.

Bleep inspiration quotes.

My apologies to any young-ins who might see (that their auntie used) the F word. This is probably the most "shock art" and opinionated my art will ever get. I used to really like inspiration quotes and even collected them in a book. But lately I have come to find them one of the most annoying over-posted types of posts on social media. Personally I'm inspired by things that take some sort of effort. Where someone has taken a risk, tried something new or put in some kind of effort to accomplish something and not just pressed a share button. It's just my humble opinion but it inspired me to draw this and share. Press on image for the bigger picture.
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Meet Lesley

Lesley BergenOne definition of home is the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.  It is said home is where the heart is.  I have a happy obsession with drawing rooms and the objects contained within them. Working from found photos, as well as drawing from life I often draw or paint into the scene my own added “accessories” that reflect my current interests and likes.  Fond of pattern, texture, and detail however decorative or simple they might be, I hope to create entertaining scenes that honor the everyday and evoke an intimate, curious and perhaps familiar feeling from the viewer.

If you have illustrations needs and enjoy my style of work please email me and I’d be happy to connect with you at lesleypaints@hotmail.com.