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.
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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2010 “Frost at Midnight” Editor’s Choice The Artist Magazine
“Jubilant and nostalgic” Yorkshire Art Journal
Leeds Fine Artists
The Art House, Wakefield