Lesley Birch

Lesley Birch was born in Glasgow in 1958.

Her artwork spans landscape and abstract genres. She works in a variety of media including printmaking, oil, acrylic and cold wax. She has exhibited and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Ing Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries, London and in 2016 Lesley was a winner of  the Artist Magazine Award.

Currently Lesley has been exploring and experimenting with new techniques using cold wax medium and is a contributor to a book about these techniques to be published in Spring 2017.  She has recently returned from art residencies in Cape Cornwall and Corris, Wales.  Lesley Birch’s paintings express her feelings and ideas about Time and Place and convey different moods according to the seasons – from uplifting Spring colour to muted, dramatic winter storms.

She sketches and paints outside to record her responses and completes the work in the studio.  Playing with colour and semi-abstraction, she works intuitively – creating lines, scratches, forms and textual elements  as she builds up layers of oil paint creating a history to the piece.

 

Awards

ING Discerning Eye 2016, 2017

Winner of The Artist Magazine Award 2016

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2013) shortlisted (2014)

2014 Flourish Award Exhibition, West Yorkshire Print Workshop

2008 Highly Commended – Harrogate Open, Mercer Gallery, North Yorkshire

2008 Derwent Award – The Artist Magazine Exhibition

2009 Leeds Art Fair Satellite Award

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Publications

2010 “Frost at Midnight” Editor’s Choice The Artist Magazine

Jubilant and nostalgic” Yorkshire Art Journal

 

Societies

Leeds Fine Artists

The Art House, Wakefield

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