Lesley Carruthers’ widely acclaimed sculptures are the product of a largely intuitive process, often informed and inspired by the landscapes in which she has lived and worked. Many commissions were undertaken during her time in East Anglia including one for a major piece of public art.
She also appeared in the Anglia TV series ‘Coastal Inspirations’, which featured local artists inspired by the landscape. Her work is much sought after, often by collectors who have found the sculptures add a very special kind of visual appeal to a garden or domestic setting.
Her return to her native Scotland in 2010 to live on the shores of Loch Long has resulted in an impressive and fascinating new body of work, including some new bronze pieces and most recently, in 2017, abstract paintings, which are explosions of colour and energy. 2018 saw her expand into jewellery making, setting the ‘drips’ from her paintings into silver earring and pendant bases.
She describes her technique as instinctive: ‘often happening without advance planning or rational thought’, and finds the creative process both unpredictable and unfathomable, yet at the same time hugely inspirational.