I design and create stained and fused glass, both functional and decorative. Stained glass windows, panels and fused glass items make wonderful gifts, capturing light and giving the piece new dimension. Some years ago I started to combine glass and other media such as wood or metal to create sculptural pieces …these have proved popular.
In addition, I also produce landscape and equine paintings in both oil or soft pastel, attaining many awards in the past 8 years.
Exhibiting mostly in Perthshire & Angus my work is now also in collections throughout the UK and abroad. It can be found for sale in nearby country hotels, shops, galleries and various exhibitions throughout the year including the Perthshire Open Studios event every September.
More Recent images of work are updated on my facebook page instead of the webpages: Lesley Garside – Original Art, Stained and Fused Glass
SEPT 2017 UPDATE: PERTHSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS Following the successful collaboration of Jonathan Mitchell – Paintings, Kerstin Robb, Ceramics and my glass work during AOS and POS 2016 and other events which followed, we are all exhibiting together in Alyth again this year during Perthshire Open Studios 2017. Please drop by to see us at 3 Hazel Court, Alyth, PH11 8EW between 2 – 10 September. Open every day 10am – 5pm. This year we will also be joined by artist Liz Watson with her lovely colourful mixed media work. We will all be demonstrated/actively working on artworks throughout….
AUCHMITHIE FESTIVAL: I have been invited to exhibit at Auchmithie near Arbroath on the 9th and 10th September. The POS Venue will STILL BE OPEN – manned by Jonathan Mitchell. should I be at Auchmithie.
UPDATE: 26-28 May 2017 My next big event is the first ever Alyth Creates – A 3 day Festival which will be focusing on Art and Craft, Creative Workshops, Music, Demonstrations, Performance and poetry, Music, Outdoor Activities (escorted nature trail bike rides, archery etc) Classic Car show, Heritage Talks and Walks, Film ….. Find ALYTH CREATES on Facebook to follow all the activities including a huge art and craft fair and open studios event. There is a link to our amazing 12 page colour brochure on the festival page above. The town itself has so much to offer, an especially pretty wee place with burn, ancient packhorse bridge and 12th century arches. The beautiful Den is a fabulous short and relatively easy walk or you can head further afield by hiking up the hill on the Cateran Trail…an absolute must visit for all! If bikes are your thing…theres one serious downhill track on the hill and a great bike shop in town, sporting a climbing wall too!!!
There is currently no shop online, however, if you would like to commission glass or paintings, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.