I am a visual artist, based in the UK. I have exhibited in the UK, USA ,Switzerland, Slovakia, Ireland, Italy, India and China, and I have work in private collections around the world.

 My work observes modern day society and explores through painting, the complex relationships, transient nature and purpose of random moving figurative groups and their interaction within the space around them.  Examining and incorporating the effects of current social conditions, creates a narrative within the work and by expressing a personal response to co-occupying the space often communicates a common sense of displacement, a question of belonging and relevance within our shared urban environments. 

My process originates from drawing, photographic and observational studies of large public spaces where there is a continual sense of movement within the urban landscape.  These studies enable me to abstract the essence of emotion, form, space and colour for the paintings.
Painterly mark making and a limited colour pallet helps evoke a further suggestion of mood and place, encouraging the viewer to personally explore and interpret the painting.


Biography                            Born in UK 


Represented by                    Chimera Gallery, Mullingar, Ireland

                                          Hope Gallery, Batley, Yorkshire, UK

                                          Great Banyan Art Co., New Delhi, India


                                          Member of ArtCan  www.artcan.org


2018                                   Bath Open Art Prize.  (Peoples Choice)

2016                                   Winter Pride Art Award. London (Runner-Up)

2013                                    Full invited Artist Residency at Da Wang Cultural Highland, Shenzhen, China

2012-2017                            Higher Diploma Fine Art Painting (OCA / University of the Creative Arts, UK)
2011                                    Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Bath College, Bath, UK / UAL ​(Distinction)

​2011-1204                            Life art lessons under artist Alex Zwalen (www,alexzwalen.ch)​

2006-2011                           Life art lessons under artist Jackie Harding (www.jackieharding.com)

2004-2006                          OCN art courses in painting and drawing


                                          You can contact me on any of the links below or

                                          email at lesley.oldaker@gmail.com​













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