Lesley Birch’s paintings have an impressionist, poetic quality. Her work expresses her feelings and ideas about Time and Place. Playing with colour and semi-abstraction, these landscape paintings come from the artist’s personal experiences. Working intuitively, lines, scratches, forms and textual elements appear as she builds up layers of oil paint creating a history to the piece. Recent work has been inspired by her childhood memories of her dad’s boat on Loch Lomond and a summer residency at Cape Cornwall. Lesley is currently based in York at Pica Studios and exhibits widely throughout the UK including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Mall Galleries, London. View more of Lesley's work on her website.
“A sense of timelessness is something I'm after in the atmosphere of each painting, whether it be the suggestion of a solid form, a soft, sweeping, mistlike mark or the cutting line of sharp rock."