I have been dabbling with glass since the late 80′s but concentrating my efforts on designing and creating stained and fused glass pieces for the past 14 years alongside my painting. Stained glass panels and fused glass items, either functional or decorative make wonderful gifts. The light and colours reflected, diffused or magnified facinates me and gives each piece a unique dimension. Much of my work involves kiln fired, traditional glass painting and silver stain which primarily depicts 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 and I strive for realism without attempting to recreate every hair or leaf.
My work is in collections throughout the UK and abroad. It can be found for sale mainly in Perthshire and Angus in country hotels, shops, galleries and various exhibitions including Perthshire Open Studios every September. I also attend select outdoor events throughout the year. My first event will be the Alyth Creates festival in May followed by both Auchmithie festival and Rattray Art festival in August.
Recent images of work are updated on my facebook page instead of the website: 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.