Lesley is a practicing artist and art instructor. She has a BA(Hons) 1st class in Embroidered Textiles, Middlesex University, London, UK. She is a trained, experienced teacher and has instructed in Fine Arts Textiles at the Victoria College of Art and independently. She holds City and Guilds of London Institute certificates in embroidery and design, a University of Calgary Certificate in Visual Design, and is a Master Knitter of Canada.
Working in the textile medium, Lesley has exhibited across Canada, the USA, the UK, Germany, and South Korea. She is a member of a number of textile art groups, including Articulation Textile Group, Studio Art Quilt Association, Surface Design Association, Textile Society of America.