Lesley OMARA

Lesley  OMARA
Last Name: OMARA
First Name: Lesley
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Art Form: Painting
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My paintings reflect my interest in the head and how we interpret it. Faces are fascinating to us and I have found that viewers enjoy looking at animal heads more than humans. This raises the question of anthropomorphism; the projection of human attributes onto other species.
I am inspired by Bacon’s statement;

“One needs the specific image to unlock the deeper sensations and the mystery of accident and intuition to create the particular.”

I have been exploring the possibilities of painting spontaneously and intuitively, using accident , chance processes and expressive urgency which I find lends energy to the work.


I trained in portraiture at the Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and then obtained a BA in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2013.

Whilst at St Martins I was chosen for an exhibition at Four Corners Gallery "Showcasing a dynamic range of the finest current student work from across the University of the Arts London's six colleges".

I was given the Deborah Roslund Purchase Prize at Dulwich Picture Gallery Friends Exhibition 2011.

I have exhibited at various galleries in London including Bankside, and this year had an exhibition with 2 other artists in L”Association des Beaux Arts” in Cannes.



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Starts: Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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