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By Lesley Seeger 30 Sep, 2017
Really enjoyed painting this commission of Rosedale. Commissions are a great opportunity to hone painterly skills. In some ways I really liked the simplicity of the early stages but it had to be taken further and the brief was lots of warm colour.
By Lesley Seeger 24 Sep, 2017
Fantastic two day painting workshop in Huttons Ambo with students from far away places such as Wales and Australia. Thank you all so much you talented lot. The landscape around Huttons Ambo has been brought to life in a new and unique way. 

To find out more about future workshops, click here .
By Lesley Seeger 27 Aug, 2017
Someone once sent me a little saying in an anonymous ‘share a special part of a poem with a stranger’ project.
It went something like this...

In the darkest part of the dark night - the light comes.

At the time I tossed it to one side dismissively as somehow not coming up to the mark in the profundity I was seeking.

However, it stayed with me and came to mind again when I made the arduous journey from ‘Helmsley Walled Garden’ to ‘Falling Cups’.
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
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By Lesley Seeger 30 Sep, 2017
Really enjoyed painting this commission of Rosedale. Commissions are a great opportunity to hone painterly skills. In some ways I really liked the simplicity of the early stages but it had to be taken further and the brief was lots of warm colour.
By Lesley Seeger 24 Sep, 2017
Fantastic two day painting workshop in Huttons Ambo with students from far away places such as Wales and Australia. Thank you all so much you talented lot. The landscape around Huttons Ambo has been brought to life in a new and unique way. 

To find out more about future workshops, click here .
By Lesley Seeger 27 Aug, 2017
Someone once sent me a little saying in an anonymous ‘share a special part of a poem with a stranger’ project.
It went something like this...

In the darkest part of the dark night - the light comes.

At the time I tossed it to one side dismissively as somehow not coming up to the mark in the profundity I was seeking.

However, it stayed with me and came to mind again when I made the arduous journey from ‘Helmsley Walled Garden’ to ‘Falling Cups’.
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