Collection: ARTIST - Dallas Lesley - Originals & Fine Art Prints
Dallas has twice been a Sulman finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize and her paintings exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW. Her paintings have been exhibited in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Fiji, and the USA. She has been a selected finalist in many art prize exhibitions around Australia, including the Fleurieu Art Prize, the Percival Portrait Prize, the Blake Prize Director’s Cut and the ANL Maritime Art Prize amongst others, and has exhibited in over 40 solo and selected exhibitions and over 80 group exhibitions around Australia and internationally .
The Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville acquired Dallas’ portrait painting of Christine Anu, the singer and actor, for the gallery's permanent collection. Dallas' works are held in corporate and private collections worldwide, and her paintings have been valued and approved by the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program. Dallas has been the curator and sponsor of the Arts Section of the Cancer Council Posh Auction since 2000.
Dallas’ inspiration is drawn from the shoreline and ocean around the bays, and the winding trails through the national parks. She calls her unique style “Vibrant Coastal Expressionism”, and the bold curves of rocks and leaves, and tidal markings formed by the flow of the ocean’s currents, becomes a landscape of patterns that she creates from each exquisite observation. The lush plant life under the tree canopy makes for vivid paintings full of energy, while the calming bays of crystal waters evoke a softer hue and mark making.