Ash Leslie is an abstract artist, designer and mother of two based on the coast South of Sydney.
An intuitive self taught painter, Ash trained as a graphic designer after school but refocused on her childhood passion for Visual Arts a handful of years ago.
Her work can be characterised by a multi-layered paint style where she works to explore spontaneity and balance within her composition. The hoped for result is artworks which grant the viewer a sense of calm and enhance the mood of a space.
Ash’s work is driven by a fundamental need to create art as a way of honouring the beauty of the natural world and to express heartfelt themes within her own life.
Ash has recently exhibited in The Paddington Art Prize as a finalist where she was awarded the Defiance Gallery Award. This will see her complete an artist residency with Nock Art Foundation in Queenstown New Zealand along with an exhibition at Defiance Gallery in 2023.
Read more about Ash in the following articles.
McMullin & Co - The Company We Keep
Assembly Label - Finding Balance and Structure with Artist Ash Leslie
Noel & Gladys - Common People #21
Home Beautiful Magazine - February 2023