Art has always been my passion. I have, since I was young, painted wherever I have lived. My husband and I both have a ‘wanderlust’ and moved from London UK to Africa in the 60‘s and later in  ’79,  with our sons, to Vancouver, BC this latter, to further our careers. Our mid life ‘crisis’ in the 90’s took us to Nassau, Bahamas and a home with my own studio. Later we moved to Sonoma, California where I continued painting and selling my Art work.

My painting style has been strongly influenced by the intense light of the Caribbean, its cerulean blue sea and its white sand beaches. Flowers in magnificent colors -  bougainvillea in full bloom to hibiscus from the palest hue, to knockout reds and purples. Initially it was the laid back island way of life in the Bahamas which began my professional painting career and gave me the emotional freedom to use art as a focus and passion in life.

In 2005 we moved back to Ambleside in West Vancouver to rejoin our adult family. Here I paint and sell work in my home studio ‘raven galerie’.

My paintings - watercolors, oils and acrylics are in homes in Australia, Italy, Mallorca, Germany, United Kingdom, Bahamas, California, Vancouver Island and Vancouver, BC.

To Purchase contact:  Lesley Hobbs 778 834 4449

or make a private visit to my studio ‘raven galerie’ at 955 - 20th St., West Vancouver,

V7V 3Z2

Email: lesleyhobbs41@gmail.com