About Lesley Anne Spowart

Lesley Anne Spowart was born and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, receiving her B.A. in Art History in 1979. Relocating to Davis, Ca., shortly thereafter, she began her graduate studies in Art History at UCDavis, continuing graduate work at UCRiverside and Cal State Fullerton. She assisted in installing the work of Richard Fleishner, Sol Lewitt, Larry Bell, Beatrice Wood, Viola Frey and John Buck. Her education in Art History, Exhibition Design and Museum Studies has strongly motivated her to create and display her own work.

Lesley’s art is composed of diverse mediums and has been referred to as transformational. Primarily a multi-media artist, she employs the use of beeswax, tar, photographic xerography, acrylic paint, as well as other mixed media. She is a colorist, so color choice is integral in her presentation. Her art expresses her vision through the utilization of these numerous media:

“I have employed numerous processes and mediums…I enjoy mixing things up just to see what happens. Color choice is integral in my presentation; I happen to love color and enjoy experimenting and manipulating possibilities in my printmaking and assemblages.”

Lesley has shown her work in galleries on the Monterey Peninsula in solo and group shows. Among these are Homescapes, Carmel; Art House, Pacific Grove; Nancy Dodd Gallery, Carmel and Lisa Coscino Gallery in Pacific Grove. Her work is found in corporate and private collections both here and abroad. She resides in Monterey, California where she and her husband have raised 3 children.