Artist Birch, Lesley

Another Blue Mist

Birch, Lesley

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Media Acrylic
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price Sold
Size 29 x 29 cm
Ref 21630
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From Arran

Birch, Lesley

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Media Acrylic
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price Sold
Size 60 x 60 cm
Ref 22024
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Lesley Birch was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1958 and has been painting and exhibiting for 14 years. Her landscapes have brought her notice because of their sense of mystery and atmosphere. In 2013 she showed at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition selling on the preview evening.

"I paint from my memory and imagination inspired by sea and land. Wherever I go, I make sketches - the wildness of Scotland, the Lake District, Cornwall and then I paint in my studio back home in York. These paintings are suggestions and impressions from my mind of places I have been. Emotion and atmosphere come through the mistiness of soft brush marks in combinations of beautiful colours. I love loose, free sweeping marks, palette knife scratches and scrapes. For me, these moments create a history to the piece."


SOLO SHOWS
Lesley Birch, Time & Place, Gallery 68, York, 2012-2013
York Open Studios 2011
Lesley Birch Monoprints, The Pyramid Gallery, York, 2011
A Sense of Place, South Square Gallery, Bradford, 2009
Lesley Birch, Land & Sky, Yorkshire Dales Headquarters, 2008

RECENT MIXED SHOWS
Edge of the World, The Gallery, Masham 2012
Linear Progressions, Shine Business Centre, Leeds 2012
The Artist Magazine Competition 2010, 2012
RHS Harlow Carr Summer Art Show 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Great North Show, Ripon 2009, 2010
The Sea, The Sea, Gallery 49, Bridlington 2010

SELECTED SHOWS
Cities All Dimensions, Tokarska Gallery, London, 2013
Cork Street Open, London, 2012
The Art House Open 2012, Wakefield
Doncaster Open 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
Leeds Open 2006, 2008

Awards
Highly Commended (Harrogate Open 2008)
The Artist Magazine Competition 2008
Satellite Group Prize, Leeds Art Fair 2009
Semi-Finalist, The National Art Competition 2009

Publications
The Artist & Leisure Painter Magazine, December 2011 painting "Frost at Midnight" selected as Editor's Choice

Societies
Cambridge Drawing Society 2000
Leeds Fine Art Club 2003
The Art House, Wakefield 2012
Founding Member, Donderdag Collective 2012
Founded Harrogate Printmakers 2009
Printmaking Online