Lesley Rosochodski - Nature Artist
Macedon Ranges artist Lesley Rosochodski has always felt drawn to express herself through art. She initially studied and worked as an art teacher, and now paints full time as her career of choice.
Lesley is intensely aware of the fragile beauty of her surroundings. She speaks through her art to convey a message of conservation for our wildlife and wild places. By way of her support of animal rescue groups, Lesley has met rescuers and orphaned or injured animals. Their stories have concerned her so greatly that they have become the impetus for much of her art.
"The factual stories behind many of my nature scenes or wildlife portraits have lent realism and a strong emotional element to my work. I use my art to share truths with people about the critical and precious nature of wild habitats and wildlife today."
Lesley creates fine nature art in both oils and watercolours. She is also interested in botanical art, appreciating the technical challenge of creating delicate illustrations which can take several flowering seasons to complete. Her oil and watercolour paintings and prints increasingly find their way around Australia and overseas and she welcomes enquiries and commissions.
As an artist, Lesley has been highly commended several times and gained second place in the best oil category in the Trentham Art Show in 2019. She was a finalist for two consecutive years in the Bald Archy Prize and her entries toured the east coast of Australia with the exhibition.
10% of all Lesley's sales are donated to wildlife rescue and care groups. To date, proceeds from her art sales have helped to support organisations such as Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network, Five Freedoms Animal Rescue, Noah&Lil Helping Aussie Wildlife, Hunter Wildlife Rescue, Vets for Compassion, Macquarie Koala Hospital, ACT Wildlife and Campaspe Squirrel Gliders.