Lesley graduated from Bath Academy of Art in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked at an Design consultancy in London and moved on to a Senior Designer Post at the Open University in Milton Keynes. She undertook the designs for the covers and internal designs of the distance learning material for students. This also included other publications such as leaflets, posters and exhibitions. She left the Open University to set up a Graphic Design Department at Milton Keynes College teaching undergraduate students. At the same time she graduated from the University of Northampton with a Masters Degree in print making. She works in 2D with oils, pastels and acrylics to produce portraits, landscapes and mixed media. She often uses digital skills to enhance her finished artwork taking it to a different creative direction. She also sculpts busts in clay.