Lesley Taylor is a contemporary artist, based for most of her time in West Sussex, but with a second home in Suffolk on the east coast. After working as an educational professional for the majority of her career, she enjoyed art as a leisure pursuit throughout her adult life. In 2010, she turned her passion for art into her career becoming a full time artist. She now focuses... her time on creating witty, humorous sculptures from her home studio. Lesley is mainly self-taught, but has invested time in training technical aspects of her craft professionally - such as mould making and casting which she studied primarily at the Sussex Sculpture Studios. Lesley specialises in the production of striking white three-dimensional boxed sculptures. Each of these encapsulates a moment in time, involving the careful play of light with shadow, in which the focus is a seemingly simple splash of colour. Her work tells a story, but much is left to the imagination of the viewer. Lesley’s sense of humour is, however, evident in all of her work. In 2011, Lesley completed her first full collection of work, entitled 'The Drip Series'. Inspired in part by the sometimes painful, but frequently hilarious renovation of a very dilapidated cottage in Orford, Suffolk. The renovation of a cottage in Suffolk was the main inspiration for 'The Drip Series'. Since then, her collections have included 'Vin Rouge' in which spilled wine is the focus, 'Shades of...' inspired by her favourite 1930's photograph of construction workers in New York and 'Absolutely Quackers', also known as 'six ducks and one show off!'.
Something of a latecomer to artistic pursuits, Lesley began working full-time as an artist in 2011. Since the summer of 2011, her work has been exhibited at: