Art has always been my passion. I have, since I was a child, painted wherever I have lived. UK initially, where I taught school and got married, and in later years, South Africa, Canada, Australia, Italy, California.  The year 1995 was a momentous year in my life,  my husband Mike and I read a book titled “Take your money and run”. An impulsive but mutual decision over a glass of wine got us ‘running’ from West Vancouver, BC, initially backpacking through Asia and on to Nassau, Bahamas and a home with my own studio. Six years later we moved to Sonoma, California, again with my own studio 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 started my ‘professional’ painting career and gave me the emotional freedom to use art as a focus and passion in life.

Now back in Ambleside, West Vancouver, I paint and sell work in my home studio ‘raven galerie’, privately and as part of NSAC and North Shore ‘Art in the Garden’ Events.

My paintings - watercolors, oils, acrylics and palette knife canvases 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......the lane, West Vancouver,

V7V 3Z2

Email: lesleyhobbs41@gmail.com