Lesley's felt pictures - mainly landscapes - are produced using hand dyed merino wool. She layers a selection of colours to create a scene with texture, mood and atmosphere. Some pictures then have machine embroidery added to give more detail and definition.
Lesley takes inspiration from the beauty of the Lakes and Dales of Cumbria, where she lives, and the grandeur of the Highlands of Scotland in all their moods.
For many years Lesley worked within art in the Youth Service and Residential Care Homes in South Cumbria. She has also worked in Kendal College's art department and screen printed T-shirts for businesses locally. Lesley is now focusing on her own textile work.