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Song of Summer

Statement

Created in 2014 while on exchange in the south of France at the Villa Arson, Nice. Surrounded by the French countryside, French cuisine, the blue of the Cote d’Azure and the colours of French Mediterranean architecture. The south of France was home to many of the artists and early exhibitions of the French movement “supports/surfaces” which reflected on painting itself and questioned painting’s basic components.

This body of work saw an expansion of palette, a return to traditional painterly supports, and an interest in both deconstruction and in painting itself as a subject. These works were painted predominately in acrylic on linen. Watery acrylic created bold gestures and splatters evoking abstract expressionism and the quintessential “painterly mark”. These marks were often paired with trompe l’oeil elements for example, creating false shadows, faux-stretcher bars referencing the painting’s underlying structure, or airbrushing folds and wrinkles on the linen surface to emphasized materials. The result was a body of work that is at once playful, referential, self-aware and self-questioning.

Artwork

Chamomile

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Song of Summer

Song of Summer

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Winter

Winter

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Charmer

Charmer

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic & Oil on Linen Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Acrylic & Oil on Linen
30in x 40in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Lilac

Lilac

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Koala

Koala

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Seaglass

Seaglass

Acrylic on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic & Oil on Linen

Velvet Evening

Acrylic & Oil on Linen
14in x 18in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic & Oil on Linen Nicoise

Ni├žoise

Acrylic & Oil on Linen
30in x 40in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

Acrylic on Linen
20in x 20in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

Acrylic on Linen
15in x 15in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Intermediary

Intermediary

Acrylic on Linen
20in x 20in
2014

Tease

Acrylic & Oil on Linen
30in x 30in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Midnight Lilac

Midnight Lilac

Acrylic on Linen
15in x 15in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Linen Rain

Rain

Acrylic on Linen
23in x 35in
2014

Lesley Anderson Painting Acrylic on Canvas White & Greens in Blue

White & Greens in Blue

Acrylic on Canvas
19in x 27in
2014