Very simply, I am inspired to paint because I love colors, shapes and textures.
I often start a painting with only a vague intention of composition and color and then let spontaneity and intuition take over. While I sometimes produce work that is representative, I am most moved to paint abstracted landscapes. I enjoy working with materials that have a tactile sensibility and believe in constantly challenging myself with new techniques, concepts and subject matter.
About the Artist
Lesley Obrock grew up in the midwest. Her formative childhood experiences, working alongside her seamstress grandmother amidst piles of fabrics and trims, had a profound impact that sparked a life- long interest in texture, color and pattern.
Obrock studied painting and printmaking at Meramec Community College in St. Louis and obtained a degree in Interior Design. She went on to open a private gardening business in St. Louis, which she ran for 18 years. She moved to the east end of Long Island in 2008 and returned full-time to making art in a variety of media—primarily printmaking, encaustic, watercolor and acrylic.
A member of Artist Alliance of East Hampton, East End Arts and Springs Improvement Society, O’brock has participated in numerous curated and juried shows, including two curated shows at the Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, and the 2016 and 2017 Springs Invitational in East Hampton, NY. Her work can be found in private collections across the country.