Derks, Lesley Anne Curriculum Vitae


D.O.B 21/05/1977


EDUCATION

1995-1999 BA(Hons) Fine Art Drawing and Painting Glasgow School of Art
1998 Facultadt de Belles Artes, University of Barcelona


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

From an early age lights at night have always fascinated me. The elements such as rain, sleet, snow and mist gave new life to an established scene. Living in an industrial town reinforced this fascination. The lights of the manmade industrial scene created a mystical atmosphere in my fertile imagination.

My earlier work was influenced by this scene. Large halos of colour and twinkling lights suggestive of structure were all incorporated in my work. My work was interpreted by many viewers as something entirely different. Some saw some form of alien worlds, others seascapes and yet others cityscapes such as New York. This has led me on to my current work painting mainly cityscapes.

All my work is based on places I have visited over the last few years. My aim is to produce work that allows the viewer to experience their own version of the subtleties of movement, light and sound that I experience when producing the work.

My paintings are much more than a depictive representation. They are textured using many layers of different mediums. As the work progresses I omit areas or replace them. I may peel back to an earlier state thereby revealing what went on before.
The painting begins to take on a different direction from the original source material.


EXHIBITIONS


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 Array of Light, The Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2006 Metropolis, solo show scotlandart.com
2000 Artist of the Month , scotlandart.com
1999 Poloroid, Glasgow University Music Club, The Arches Glasgow



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SINCE 1999)



2008 Metropolis 2008 scotlandart.com
Red Rag Gallery , Stow-on-the-Wold
Glasgow Art Fair scotlandart.com
AAF Battersea, London scotlandart.com
Edward Montgomery Fine Art, California


2007 Christmas Exhibition, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
The Royal Variety Show, scotlandart.com
The Colours of Hong Kong, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
10th Anniversary Show, The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Dublin Art Fair
Glasgow Art Fair
AAF Battersea, London
Edward Montgomery Fine Art, California

2006 Cityscapes The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Edinburgh Festival Show, scotlandart.com
Dublin Art Fair scotlandart.com
AAF Battersea, London scotlandart.com

2005 New York Art Fair The Flying Colours Gallery, London
Glasgow Art Fair scotlandart.com
Dublin Art Fair scotlandart.com
AAF Battersea, London scotlandart.com
Contemporary Abstracts scotlandart.com

2004 Christmas Exhibition The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Christmas Exhibition scotlandart.com
New York Art Fair The Flying Colours, London
Manchester Art Fair scotlandart.com
Group Show scotlandart.com
ARTbiz Tolbooth Centre, Kirkcudbright
Landscape show The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Glasgow Art Fair scotlandart.com
AAF Battersea, London scotlandart.com
4 Contemporary Artists- The Park Gallery, Falkirk

2003 Patsy McArthur, Lesley Anne Derks and Ruth Mulvie - scotlandart.com
ARTbiz 2003 Ettrick Riverside, Selkirk
The Edinburgh Breast Cancer Foundation Art Exhibition Bonhams Auction
House, Edinburgh
Peter Nardini and Lesley Anne Derks The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of
Allan
Along the Radius- The Line Gallery, Linlithgow

2002 Advent Garden- The Park Gallery, Falkirk
Strathcarron Hospice Christmas Exhibition - The Thistle Centre, Stirling
Beatsons Charity Exhibiton - Holyrood Palace
Annual Exhibition - Delta Studios, Larbert
Install Music Evening - The Arches, Glasgow
R&J Abstracts - The Line Gallery, Linlithgow
Glasgow Art Fair - scotlandart.com
SIP Exhibition - Sterling Mills
Prussion and Other Blues, three women show, The Line Gallery, Linlithgow

2001 Strathcarron Hospice Winter Art Festival, Smith Art Gallery & Musuem, Stirling
Guardian Angel´┐Ż Exhibition - The Line Gallery, Linlithgow
The Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust Art Exhibition, Alloa Tower
The Edinburgh Breast Cancer Foundation Art Exhibition, Philips Auction
House, Edinburgh
11/85 Exhibition - Gateway Business Park, Grangemouth

2000 Scottish Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Breast Cancer Foundation Art Exhibition - Philips Auction House, Edinburgh
Artist of the Month - Scotlandart.com

1999 New Generation Exhibition - Compass Gallery,
Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Edinburgh


PUBLICATIONS THAT MY WORK HAS APPEARED IN


Property Magazine - The Scotland on Sunday

PSYBT Magazine

Visual Art Section - Sunday Herald

Prisonniers de L'inutile

Hidden Art Section, Business AM

Why Art Works for Us, Evening Evening News

Channel4.com IDEASFACTORY Scotland

World of Modern Art Draws Female Buyers, Scotsman

Scottish Music Centre

Cityscapes Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Falkirk Herald

Royal Navy News

Clyde Courier


COLLECTIONS

Falkirk Council
Paintings in Hospitals
Private collections in USA, Netherlands, France, Australia and UK