Lesley Thiel

Nombre: 
Lesley
Apellidos: 
Thiel
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Lesley Thiel is a self taught portrait artist known for her highly detailed paintings of figures in motion. Even as a child she was an observer of the world around her, often seeing artistic compositions in the most mundane settings. Her style and choice of subject rely heavily on her love of the beauty she sees as inherent in all living things, and in a desire to share what she sees with the world. It is this motivation that pushed her to draw and paint from childhood, and which is a constant in her artistic journey. Her work has been influenced by such old masters as Caravaggio, Vigee LeBrun, and the Pre-Raphaelites.
Lesley tries to create work that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also carries deeper meanings and messages. Working in oils, either on canvas or on wood panel, her paintings begin with a detailed drawing, which is followed by underpainting, and then finished with the meticulous details for which she is known. Each work takes many hours to complete.
Lesley was born in England, but has spent much of her life living in Europe and the United States. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, and was part of an ongoing exhibition at Terminal 5 Heathrow, official gateway for the 2012 London Olympics. Her paintings can be found in collections throughout the world. She lives and works near Charlotte, North Carolina.

Website: www.lathiel.com

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Awards and Publications
Finalist ARC Salon 2018 with 'Bird In The Hand'
The Guide Artists Issue 11 pages 47 - 59. Cover story with interview https://theguideartists.com
'Moonchild' selected as on of '50 Great Figurative Artworks 2017' by PoetsArtists Magazine in their issue 89, curated by Steven DaLuz. The issue can be found at https://www.poetsandartists.com/download/50-great-figurative-artworks-2017.
'August' was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Portrait Society of America in 2015

Select Exhibitions
'Visions Of Venus/Venus Visions'
Zhou B Art Center
Chicago
20 April - 8 June, 2018

Women Painting Group Exhibition
Dacia Gallery 
New York City 
20 February - 3 March, 2018

Belgravia Gallery
Christmas Exhibition
Albemarle Street, Mayfair
London
December 2014 - January 2015

American International Fine Art Fair
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
4 February - 9 February, 2014

Belgravia Gallery
Two woman show with Susan Swartz
Albemarle Street, Mayfair
London
7 October - 28 October, 2013

LAPADA
Berkeley Square 
Mayfair 
London 
25 September - 29 September, 2013

Art Trove
The Royal Show
Waterloo Street
Singapore
22 August- 30 September, 2012

Belgravia Gallery
Christmas Exhibition
Albemarle Street, Mayfair
London
December 2011 - January 2012

Fine Art Asia
Hong Kong
3 - 6 October, 2011

Frost and Reed
King Street, St. James's
London
16 September - 20 October, 2010

Arabian Fine Art
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
11 - 21 February, 2010

The Bronze Gallery
Sporting LIfe Exhibition
Hartley Wintney
11 September, 2008

Square 1 Gallery
Kings Road, London
25 October, 2007

Forest Gallery
"Elegance" exhibition
Guildford, Surrey
28 September, 2007

Society of Equestrian Artists Autumn Exhibition 
Two originals accepted by jury.
Palace House, Newmarket
28 Sept.ember - 16 Oct.ober, 2006

Society of Equestrian Artists Summer Exhibition 
Two originals accepted by jury.
Mall Galleries, London
17 July - 22 July, 2006

Art Culture
Two woman exhibition together with Penny Warden, figurative artist.
Art Culture, Marlow
19 May - 21 May, 2006

Art Culture
One woman show of 26 originals.
Art Culture, Marlow
3 March - 5 March, 2006

Society of Equestrian Artists Autumn Exhibition 
Three originals accepted by jury.
Palace House, Newmarket
29 Sept.ember - 15 Oct.ober, 2005

Horse in Art Exhibition 
A series of original drawings and paintings
Obsidian Art, Princes Risborough
2 Sept.ember - 16 Oct.ober, 2005

Society of Equestrian Artists Summer Exhibition 
Three originals accepted by jury.
Mall Galleries, London
21 June - 26 June, 2005

Horse in Art Exhibition 
A series of original drawings and paintings
Obsidian Art, Princes Risborough
4 Sept.ember - 28 Oct.ober, 2005