Lesley Munro trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, graduating in 1984 with a B.A.Fine Art (Hons). She worked in Television and Advertising in London before training as an Art teacher. She worked in Scottish education for many years.
Lesley lives and works in South Norfolk. In 2016 she became a professional painter.
At its heart, her work is inspired by her love of the coast and the surrounding countryside. Semi abstracted in form, her paintings aim to capture Lesley’s passion for and understanding of the environment, open spaces, light, colour and vast skies. At the outset of a painting, she often won’t have a fixed form in mind, but through her use of line, structure and depth, that awkward gap between representation and abstraction will be bridged.
I use my many sketchbook studies and drawings as a starting point from which a composition develops, and the imagery then evolves through the process of painting my predominantly water based, mixed media work
Lesley has exhibited around the UK, her work has been used in magazines and can be found in corporate, public and private collections around the world. Lesley was Norfolk landscape artist of the year in 2016 and awarded the Royal Society of Watercolours Presidents award in 2020, at the SEAW Selected Exhibition with her painting ‘Beach Channels and Distant Pines’
She is an associate member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists.
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