It’s time for this month’s Artist Spotlight and we’re thrilled to be featuring the talented artist Lesley Grainger.
“Work in Progress” Lesley Grainger
Lesley’s painting is featured for August on our free printable artist collaboration calendar that we shared back in January here.
I have been a very big fan of Lesley’s art for several years now and I am so drawn to her beautiful use of color and her unique abstract strokes. Her work is such an inspiring combination and it has been so amazing watching her evolve as an artist over the years on Instagram here. Lesley always shares sneak peeks of her work in progress on Instagram and her feed just makes me smile. Just look at all of the fun colors and beautiful strokes.
via Lesley Grainger on Instagram
What has always intrigued me with Lesley’s work is while she’s a huge fan of color and abstract strokes and patterns, her work is so beautifully balanced and composed. Her paintings are so harmonious and happy.
“Hidden Truth” by Lesley Grainger
Lesley was born in Yorkshire, England, where she grew up in a small Northern fishing town, and currently resides in California. She received a B.A. Honors First Class degree in Illustration and Design from the University of Lincoln. As a child she knew she always wanted to be an artist, dabbling in many creative areas from illustration to fine art. Early in her career she worked as graphic design and later began to produce children’s books and licensed artwork.
“Salutations” by Lesley Grainger
In 2008 she established Lesley Grainger Design. Lesley licenses her illustrations and patterns with companies such as American Greetings, Bloomsbury Publishing, Design Design, Greenbox Art, Hobby Lobby, Oopsy Daisy, Papyrus, Publications International, Raz, Riley Blake, Shutterfly, Target and Walmart.
“In the Beginning” by Lesley Grainger
In 2014 she took a step of faith and launched the Lesley Grainger online shop to sell her abstract originals and prints. Lesley is collaborating her abstract paintings with the following licensing partners; Francesca’s, Greenbox Art, Pottery Barn Kids and Serena & Lily.
“Satisfied” by Lesley Grainger
I am so honored to highlight Lesley today and f you get the chance, you can learn more about Lesley and look through her stunning paintings and prints on her website here.
If you happened to miss last month’s Artist Spotlight featuring Julia Contacessi, you can check that post out here.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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