Lesley has a highly developed drawing style and draws constantly. He has always drawn avidly from memory, depicting scenes from television and film from 1970 -1990. His drawings are punctuated with fascinating anecdotes from film, music and TV and he also has a vast collection of superheroes which he binds and protects. It would be really beneficial for his artistic progression to share and build on his ideas and to develop his work to larger scale.
Lesley has been a regular artist at Venture Arts studios for over twenty years and through this has been able to extend his innate illustrative gifts into stitch, animation and printmaking. He was recently selected to show his work at the International Summit for Learning Disabled Artists in Glasgow in March/April 2015. He has shown his work widely in Manchester both on an individual and group level.
Lesley was commissioned to draw timelines of events with Full Circle Arts, Dadafest and will be resident artists at an arts and health conference at Manchester Metropolitan University (Impact- Generate and Demonstrate) in July 2015.
OutsiderXchanges Exhibition – Quay Gallery, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art – Forthcoming 1st-31st October 2016
The Manchester Contemporary: OutsiderXchanges, Old Granada Studios 2016
International Summit for Learning Disabled Artists – Glasgow, March 2015
MADE: People’s History Museum, Manchester 2015
The Art of Nature: The Lowry, Salford Quays 2014
Articulate: The Lowry , Salford Quays 2013