Macedon Ranges artist Lesley Rosochodski has always felt drawn to express herself through art. She initially studied and worked as an art teacher, however she now paints full time as her career of choice. Although Lesley paints in a range of genres, she now mainly focuses on nature art.
Lesley is intensely aware of the fragile beauty of her surroundings, speaking through her art to convey a message of conservation. Through her support of animal rescue groups Lesley has met rescuers and orphaned or injured animals. Their stories have concerned her so greatly that they have become the impetus for much of her art.
“The true stories behind each of my nature scenes or wildlife portraits have lent realism and a strong emotional element to my work. I use my art to educate people about the precious nature of wild habitats and wildlife.’
Lesley appreciates the technical challenge of botanical art and creates delicate watercolour illustrations which can take several flowering seasons to complete. Her oil and watercolour paintings increasingly find their way around Australia and overseas and she welcomes enquiries and commissions.