Lesley Barnes | Artist Profile


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Lesley Barnes is a professional illustrator and animator currently living and working in Glasgow. Her illustrations feature a colorful, graphic style reminiscent of the playful illustrations found in retro children’s books. Her bold colors and funky patterns create a great texture within her work, and we simply love the way her never fails to put a smile on our faces. Ok, we may be gushing, but seriously…We’re digging Barnes’ illustrations.

Despite her lack of formal training, Barnes has certainly made a name for herself in the world of illustration. She has contributed illustrations and animations for a variety of clients, including the BBC, the Glasgow Film Festival, Anorak Magazine, Amelia’s Magazine, the V&A Museum, Penguin Classics, and much more. Her animations have appeared in film, documentaries, and television. She has helped create a music video for Belle and Sebastian, and her designs have been featured on everything from advertisements, book covers, and gig posters to wrapping paper. Her work has been exhibited in London, Portland, and Los Angeles. When creating her illustrations and animations, Barnes relies on a few simple tools: inks, paper, and a computer.

You can learn more about Lesley’s work by visiting her website. Here you’ll find a gallery of her illustrations, as well as videos of her excellent animation work. We also recommend checking out her blog, where you’ll find works in progress, details on her latest projects, and other news. Connect with the artist via Twitter.

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