I have been dabbling with glass since the late 80′s and have now been concentrating my efforts on designing and creating stained and fused glass pieces for over 14 years alongside my painting. Stained glass panels and fused glass items, either functional or decorative, make wonderful gifts, capturing the light and giving each piece new dimension. Much of my work involves kiln fired, traditional glass painting and silver stain, primarily depicting wildlife, flora and fauna. Some years ago I started to combine glass and other media such as wood or metal to create sculptural pieces …these have proved popular both for indoor and outdoor display.
My landscape and equine paintings in both oil or soft pastel have attained many awards since I commenced exhibiting. I strive for realism without painting every hair.
Exhibiting mainly in Perthshire & Angus currently, my work is 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 Perthshire Open Studios every September. I also attend select outdoor events throughout the year and hope to show at the Royal Highland show this year. My first event will be the Alyth Creates festival in May.
Recent images of work are updated on my facebook page instead of the webpages: Lesley Garside – Original Art, Stained and Fused Glass
There is currently no shop online, however, if you would like to commission a work in glass or a painting, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.