Lesley paints oils with the classical approach to composition and color, but she has a point of view that is fresh and contemporary. Whenever possible, she prefers to paint from life. She often paints on location, composes still life in her studio, or works with models.
Lesley also enjoys painting interiors. She is inspired by rooms from her own home, as well as by historical homes and museums. Lesley says, “Working from my life allows me to see forms without distortion. It also enables me to discern color more truly, and to capture the light and shadow that animate a subject.”