about

I’m a London based artist creating artwork on canvas, canvas board and corrugated cardboard.

A large part of my work is drawing and painting original family portraits, often as a surprise gift for someone's special day. I also sell artwork in cafés and art exhibitions.

I often work from photos, depicting everyday mo ments in life that tell a bit of a story, whilst capturing a sense of movement in each picture. My first love which I keep returning to is oil pastel on corrugated cardboard.  I discovered this by chance rummaging through a recycling bin having run out of paper! I really enjoy using the raised lines of cardboard to create a counterpoint for the lights and darks of an image.

Have a look at the ‘Gallery’ page to see some of my work, or the 'Commissions' page to find out about commissioning a portrait. You can also find out what I’ve been up to recently on my blog.

 

Lesley Cook Headshots

Lesley Cook Headshots