An avid hiker and backpacker, Lesley finds inspiration in wild places and her painting practice is centered around the exploration of the natural world through its expression in color. Through acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and panel, she seeks to capture the feeling not just of a place, but of a moment. Born and raised in coastal Florida, Lesley received her BA from the University of North Florida where she studied art history and painting. She and her husband currently live in the Pacific Northwest, soaking up all it has to offer.
"As I walk miles of wilderness trails, I find myself enraptured with the way the fog settles between mountains, how the light finds its way through the tallest of Redwoods. It is these moments that capture my heart and my imagination and move me to put paint to canvas." ~ Lesley Frenz, Mount Vernon WA