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By Lesley Seeger 27 Jul, 2017
I've been painting out in the fields around Huttons Ambo in this boiling hot weather. Quite excited about this new work which has reached places I have never been before.
By Lesley Seeger 05 Jul, 2017
During my residency in Burton Agnes Hall, Emilie Flower created the above video, documenting how I developed the range of paintings, 'Variations on a Vase.'
By Lesley Seeger 28 Jun, 2017
We have been sailing around the Saronic Islands and the Argolic Gulf in Greece. In-between pulling ropes I sometimes manage to squeeze in a few quick sketches to work into paintings when I return.
By Kat Wood 18 May, 2017

These new works were produced especially for the Lifelines exhibition at Sunny bank Mills . Exhibition from 19th May to 2nd July 2017.

Begun in Sri Lanka and completed while on an Artist residency at Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire in the Elizabethan garden.
 
They experiment with new forms of mark- making derived from the patterns and impressions of plant forms. Using colours, printing techniques and gold leaf, the works are highly decorative abstractions which play with cross cultural ideas of ornamentation.

A short film of the creation of the work by Emilie Flower of PICA studios York is available to view online, please see below:
By Lesley Seeger 20 Apr, 2017
Just finished a commission of Painsthorpe in the Yorkshire Wolds and am really pleased with it, as thankfully is its new owner. I really enjoyed conveying the special soft light colours you find in the Wolds; the chalky whiteness and the special quality of the light. The Wolds are so spacious and gentle.

To see some of my other commissions, click here

I love doing commissions, they always help me expand my practice and have produced some of my best work.

If you'd like to discuss commissioning a painting with me, feel free to email me or phone me. Contact me .
By Lesley Seeger 22 Mar, 2017
Just had two fantastic days teaching in Huttons Ambo. Looking at the outstanding landscape around the village we began the day exploring plein air. It was very windy so it was not all 'plein sailing..'.

I managed to lock one person in the village hall at lunch time. She had to escape through the emergency exit and ask directions to find us. (I am very sorry Mandi!) From now on I will do a head count. Despite gale force winds, lots of exciting and original work was produced. In the afternoon we explored mark making, printing, washes, using acrylic mediums and scratching out. The Urban sketchers came all the way from Newcastle . Others came from as far afield as Stratford on Avon and Shropshire.
By Lesley Seeger 16 Mar, 2017
Really looking forward to being Artist in Residence at Burton Agnes Hall from 21st April. I will be able to immerse myself in the beautiful gardens and house just as Spring is well under way. Last year when I visited this glorious and charismatic place I was inspired to produce several paintings of the gatehouse which all quickly found new homes. It will be interesting, a year later, to spend some extended time there and see what inspiration I find. I am looking forward to the opportunity to concentrate totally on painting and being creative without any outside distractions. This will be my first experience, after twenty five years of being a professional artist, of finding this unique time. I am so excited about it and am sure some special work will be produced. Please visit me in my shared studio in the summer house. Cards and prints of past paintings of Burton Agnes Hall will be available as well copies of my first book Coming Home- a mid career retrospective of my paintings.

Please visit my website for information on me and my work and also the painting courses I run throughout the year. Looking forward to seeing you at Burton Agnes Hall in April.

www.lesleyseeger.com
By Lesley Seeger 22 Nov, 2016
Please join me for the York book signing and launch of my first book, Coming Home. This is a mid career retrospective of my paintings and their influences and is available now.

York Book Signing
Friday 2nd December
Pyramid Gallery, York
6.00pm – 8.00pm

On evening of the 2nd December I will be signing copies of Coming Home and there will be will also be a collection of my limited edition prints.

New Exhibition of Paintings
Saturday 21st January 2017
Pyramid Gallery, York
11.00am

In the New Year I will have an exhibition of new paintings in Pyramid Gallery. The preview for this collection will be from 11.00am-4.00 on Saturday 21st January.

I hope to see you at the above events. If you would like any further information, please do get in touch at mail@lesleyseeger.com  
By Kat Wood 03 Nov, 2016

Coming home is a mid career retrospective of my paintings and their influences and is available for pre-order now. To order a pre-publication copy of Coming Home for £20.00, contact horst@quacks.info 01904 635967.

The launch of Coming home will take place as follows:

Newcastle Upon Tyne Launch and preview of new paintings:
Friday 11th November
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne,
6.00pm – 9.00pm


York Launch:
Friday 2nd December
Pyramid Gallery, York
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Non pre-ordered copies will be on sale for £25.00.

By Lesley Seeger 06 Sep, 2016
Newcastle launch - The Biscuit Factory - Friday 11th November 2016

York launch - Pyramid Gallery - Saturday 2nd December 2016

This mid-career retrospective of Lesley Seeger’s work will be a 64 page, hard back book with dust wrapper and some 240 images of Lesley’s beautiful paintings and mono prints. Foreword and interview of 4000 words by Terry Brett of The Pyramid Gallery, York.
Pre-publication price £20.

To order Coming Home at the pre-publication price of £20 please contact Quacks Books:
info@quacks.info
01904 635967
Jackson House, 7 Grape Lane, Petergate, York, Yo1 7hu


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By Lesley Seeger 27 Jul, 2017
I've been painting out in the fields around Huttons Ambo in this boiling hot weather. Quite excited about this new work which has reached places I have never been before.
By Lesley Seeger 05 Jul, 2017
During my residency in Burton Agnes Hall, Emilie Flower created the above video, documenting how I developed the range of paintings, 'Variations on a Vase.'
By Lesley Seeger 28 Jun, 2017
We have been sailing around the Saronic Islands and the Argolic Gulf in Greece. In-between pulling ropes I sometimes manage to squeeze in a few quick sketches to work into paintings when I return.
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