I am a full time artist living by the Welsh coast, specialising in painting and drawing people,    In addition to doing my own work, I am a freelance Arts Coordinator delivering creative workshops, life drawing classes, drawing courses, art talks and organising arts events.   Details of my Art Classes can be found under Contact/Classes

If you would like to comment or enquire about buying any of the pieces please contact me on:

lesley.dearn@btinternet.com  

mail@lesleydearn.co.uk

 Currently on show at: 

Jazz on the Sands: The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Victoria Fern Gallery: Cardiff 

 

       Artist's Statement

I am fascinated by people, and love both life drawing, and drawing from life.  I sketch the life around me in pubs and parties or on the beach, exploring movement and rest, trying to capture the moment. More recently I've been focusing on the figure, drawing and painting from life.  I'm interested in exploring what the body has to say about us and our situations.  Our ability to communicate through body language, both clothed and nude.  .

Please contact me if you would like to see any of my work. 

lesley.dearn@btinternet.com

 

Where you can see my work: 

Now showing at:

8 March - 8 May. Jazz on the Sands: The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl  

Victoria Fearn Gallery: Blue and White Show, Rhiwbina, Cardiff  

 

Up and coming:

2016 Joint show, the Granary,Porthcawl 

2016 Summer Exhibition Victoria Fearn Gallery, Cardiff  

Recent:  

February 2016.   Traces in Time and Space, Lesley Dearn and Anna Polya, Broadway Drawing School, Cardiff  

October 2015. Made in Roath, Broadway Drawing School, Cardiff

August 2015. Summer Exhibition, The Grand Pavilion, Porhcawl

August 2015. Summer Exhibition, Kings Gallery, Carmarthen 

 13 Jan - 8 March 2015. The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl - Solo

 August 2014 Summer Exhibition: The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl 

November 2013 Cardiff Drawing Show: Bute Historical and Arts Organisation.  Nov - Jan 2014

September 2013 Roath Open Show - The Broadway Drawing School, Cardiff

August 2013 Summer Exhibition: The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Nov 2012 Christmas Show: Victoria Fearn Gallery, Rhiwbina. Nov - Jan

Nov 2012 Christmas Show: SHO Gallery, Roath Cardiff. 18 Nov - 24 Dec 

Sept 2012   With reference to . . . Art Central, Town Hall, Barry.  15 Sept - 13 Oct 

Aug 2012          Summer Show: Victoria Fearn Gallery, Rhiwbina. 5 Aug - 1 Sept 

July - Aug 2012   Summer Show: SHO Gallery, Roath Cardiff. 5 July - 7 August 

March 2012          Blue and White: Victoria Fearn Gallery, Rhiwbina. 16 March - 5 May

Feb 2012              Coast Lines: Grand Pavilion Porthcawl. Group Show 5 Feb -  4 April 

Nov 2011              Christmas Show: Washington Gallery, Penarth. Mixed show 

Sept 2011              Traditions. Travellers Gallery, Barry. Group Show

Sept 2010              Traditions. Llanover Hall, Cardiff. Group Show

July 2010               Summer Exhibition. Grand Pavilion Porthacwl. Group Show

March 2010           Mixed Show. Washington Gallery, Penarth. Group Show

Sept 2009               Park Life Old Library Cardiff. Group Show

July 2009                Surf Cult. Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. Group Show

April 2009             Mixed Show. Nolton Gallery, Bridgend.  Open exhibition

Sept 2008              Drawn to the Garden. Cowbridge Old Town Hall. Group Show

July 2008              Flatholm. Cole & Co Galleries. Cardiff. Group Show

Jan 2008                Flatholm. Old Library, Cardiff. Group Show

 

Prior to 2007

 Foxy's Cafe, Penarth

Norwegian Church Cardiff

Turner House, Penarth

 The Gate, Cardiff 

 

Personal Profile:  

I am a full time artist living by the South Wales coast. In addition to doing my own work, I am a freelance Arts Coordinator delivering creative workshops, life drawing classes, drawing courses, art talks and organising arts events. I graduated from Sheffield Art College in 1989.

Courses, Classes and Workshops:  Please check the venue links to see when courses are running or contact me on lesley.dearn@btinternet.com

 

Thursdays

Beginners Drawing and Painting; The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Drawing and Painting for Everyone; The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl  

Art for the Young; The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl  

 

Fridays

10 - 12.30 Art Class; Trinity Church, Porthcawl

1.30 - 4.00 Art Class; Trinity Church, Porthcawl