Lesley Harries-Jones is a Canadian artist currently residing in Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Toronto School of Art. Her work forms part of private collections in NYC and Canada. Represented by Stax Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Lesley uses the encaustic medium to document the evolving destruction of the environment and evoke the tenuous relationship between man and nature. Her intent is to draw the viewer into an examination of color contrast and form, illustrating her interpretation of the impact man continues to leave on our physical surroundings.
The seductive nature of pigmented wax at first presents texturally appealing abstract form that upon further reflection, reveals complex meaning, as the subtle suggestion of landscape emerges. The gouged, scraped, burned application of encaustic resonates with the viewer and results in a dramatic and provocative response.