Lesley Gilbert

Artist Member

It is only in recent years that I have had the opportunity to make a serious attempt to revive my interest in drawing and painting, having originally studied at Glasgow School of Art.

Initially attempting some family portraits I became fascinated by the endless variety of humankind, and in particular by the facial expressiveness of characters ,both posed and glimpsed unaware in street cafes and markets. An unlimited source of subject matter.

Chef – is portrait of Alfonso the chef who is based in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands where he entertains guests in his kitchen area with his cooking skills and flaming antics. The question remains as to why his hat is black ?