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My style is mainly illustrative using pen and ink with watercolour and my paintings have a sense of nostalgia about them. Subjects are mainly architectural or of local scenes that tell a story, encapsulate happy times and memories.

My interest in art and painting began at an early age and it was while studying Engineering at University of Kent, I discovered the amazing etchings of local artist Graham Clarke, who continues to be an inspiration. I painted my favourite pubs and scenes around Canterbury and gave to friends that featured in them.

It was after I attended my first watercolour evening class, that I was lucky enough to be awarded a Highly Commended by renowned watercolour artist Alwyn Crawshaw for my ink and watercolour painting of 'Mersea Boats'. A proud and encouraging moment. I continued to paint as a hobby, but it was later when we spent a few years in Dusseldorf, Germany, and after encouragement from a friend there, that I took the leap and began to sell prints of the wonderful beer gardens, café’s and historical buildings, and become a 'professional Artist'.

My prints are stocked in Germany and the UK, and are bought internationally. I am thrilled that my commissioned paintings and prints are hanging on walls across the world.

My paintings have been selected for the National Trust's 'Mottisfont' Open Art Exhibition twice, and featured in Liberty of London's The Liberty Book.

Prints of my work and personal commissions are available. Coasters, cards and the personal favourite - the Teatowel - are also available!

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Lesley Self
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