Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1958, Seeger now lives in North Yorkshire. After Art Foundation at York College of Art, she studied English, Media & Design at Southampton University and postgraduate Art Psychotherapy at Sheffield. Primarily a colourist, she is inspired by the natural world. Three main styles characterise her work: Impressionist Floral and Still Life; Places of historic interest set within the landscape and Plein air paintings of landscape both at home and abroad.
“ Increasingly my studio is in the middle of a field. Immersing myself in the elements brings a special organic quality to the painting. Whilst my landscapes are built on close observation I also like to work in random ways, experimenting with colour and mark making freely. Much of my work becomes a hybrid between the observed and imagined.”
Lesley has been painting for twenty five years and exhibits widely with work in both private and public collections at home and abroad. Last year she brought out her first book, ‘Coming Home’; a mid-career retrospective. She has a studio in York where she is a member of PICA studios and at home in Huttons Ambo near Malton where many of her landscapes are inspired.