Lesley Anne Derks

Lesley Ann DerksEDUCATION

1995-1999 BA(Hons) Fine Art Drawing and Painting Glasgow School of Art
1998 Facultadt de Belles Artes, University of Barcelona


From an early age lights at night have always fascinated me. The elements such as rain, sleet, snow and mist gave new life to an established scene. Living in an industrial town reinforced this fascination. The lights of the man-made industrial scene created a mystical atmosphere in my fertile imagination. My earlier work was influenced by this scene. Large halos of colour and twinkling lights suggestive of structure were all incorporated in my work.

My work was interpreted by many viewers as something entirely different. Some saw some form of alien worlds, others seascapes and yet others cityscapes such as New York. This has led me on to my current work painting mainly cityscapes. All my work is based on places I have visited over the last few years. My aim is to produce work that allows the viewer to experience their own version of the subtleties of movement, light and sound that I experience when producing the work.

My paintings are much more than a depictive representation. They are textured using many layers of different mediums. As the work progresses I omit areas or replace them. I may peel back to an earlier state thereby revealing what went on before. The painting begins to take on a different direction from the original source material.

Examples of work by Lesley Anne Derks

Lesley-Anne-Derks-Millenium-Bridge Lesley-Anne-Derks-Castle-Glow-Edinburgh Lesley-Anne-Derks-Princes-Street-Reflections Lesley-Anne-Derks-GOMA-by-Night Lesley-Anne-Derks-Victoria-Street Lesley-Ann-Derks-Westminster-Glow Lesley Anne Derks Light on the Thames oil on canvas 80x120cm £2250 Lesley Anne Derks Thames Panorama oil on canvas 60x120 £2250 Lesley Anne Derks The Seine at Dusk oil on canvas 60x80cm £1250 Lesley Anne Derks The Palace, Linlithgow oil on canvas_40x60cm £650
Millenium Bridge Castle Glow, Edinburgh Princes Street Reflections GOMA by Night Victoria Street Westminster Glow Light on the Thames Thames Panorama The Seine at Dusk The Palace, Linlithgow

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