I have been dabbling with glass since the late 80′s but concentrated my efforts on designing and creating stained and fused glass pieces more so in the past 14 years, alongside my painting. 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 re-create 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 each year. My first 2019 outing will be Alyth Creates festival in May followed by Auchmithie and Rattray Art festivals 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.