Biography and Testimonials

Tools of the Trade

A bit about me…

Training and Education:

  • Southend College of Art, Essex – Fine Art
  • Hornsey College of Art, London – Illustration
  • Brentwood College of Education, Essex – Teacher Training


  • Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Oakwood Arts Centre, Maldon, Essex
  • The Open Exhibitions: Southend, Essex; Bath, Somerset; The White Horse Book Shop, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Commissions for paintings of animals, portraits and still life undertaken since 1970.


“Lesley’s work is unique – there is nothing out there like it. Her attention to detail is second to none”

Mr Mellor, Director, Wiltshire

“Lesley Shortt is a very talented artist whose work we have collected over many years. The attention to detail in her wide range of work is quite remarkable and the edition of the ‘Ship of Fools’ we purchased is a fine example of her creative imagination”

Mr Flaxton, CEO, Surrey

“What’s not to love?! Blown away by the talent that lives on my doorstep. I am sending the family for presents”

Mrs K. Wiltshire

“Beautiful and quirky – just like you!”

Mr and Mrs M. Wiltshire

“A stunning collection. so perfectly detailed, beautifully executed and such clever ideas”

Mrs C. Wiltshire

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