The tangle of Barnes
Lesley Barnes is a Scottish illustrator who lives and works in Glasgow. His contemporary illustrations draw inspiration from the atmosphere of fashion shows, 50s design, ancient myths, but also the imagery excavated from illustrations of fairy tales. The artist has a certain gift to mix charged motifs and geometric shapes in complex visual constructions.
Her work on forms also recalls the library of traditional Scandinavian motifs. She also works from very 50s handmade drawings that she combines with brightly colored textures. Self-taught, Lesley followed a curriculum in English literature before turning to his passion, creating images. Since then, she sails between commercial contracts and personal projects, but always with a sharp eye for the narrative image.
© Lesley Barnes
Le site de Lesley Barnes: www.lesleybarnes.co.uk