Georgia Lesley Artist and Illustrator

About the Artist

Georgia Lesley

 

Welcome to my website!

I am a Canadian born artist and illustrator, living in 150 Mile House, south of Williams Lake B.C. in the Cariboo.

I grew up in Vancouver, and in my young adult life, lived in a number of small communities in B.C. In 1998 I put down my roots in the small First Nations community of Siska, within the N'laka'pamux territory in the majestic Fraser Canyon. I lived at Siska for 9 years, where I felt honoured to be so inspired creatively and spiritually, by the people and the area I had chosen as my home. In 2007 I purchased a small home in the Village of Lytton, just 11 km. north of Siska, where I lived for 9 years before selling my home and moving closer to my many grandchildren in 2016, who live just west of Williams Lake, B.C.

I have been drawing and painting since I was a young child, with little formal art education, I preferred to experiment with mediums and surfaces. There have however been two experiences, almost 40 years apart, that have proven to be keys to opening the illusive link from that mysterious place that creativity comes from, in perfect timing. One was a course based on Betty Edward's book, 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' over 40 years ago, and the other was a weekend workshop in 2015, with Canadaian artist David Langevin.

I have been very fortunate to have shown my artwork in galleries in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years, and internationally in Germany and Switzerland. My illustrations have been published by Scholastic Canada in a children's book titled 'I Live in the North' by Margriet Ruurs, and in several publications with Nzenman Child and Family Development Centre, and other organizations.

Over the years I have been honoured to be a part of several organizations such as: The Canadian Portrait Academy, CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators & Performers), CCBC (Canadian Children's Book Centre), SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), Artists in Canada, The Federation of Canadian Artists, The Vancouver Children's Roundtable.

I welcome enquiries and accept commissions from individuals and corporations.

 

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