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lesley oldaker

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lesley oldaker fine art


University for the Creative Arts Farnham Surrey, 2012, BA Fine Art Painting
Bath College of Higher Education, 2011, Foundation Diploma Art and Design

oil painting, expressionism, oldaker, people, realism, modern, traditional, photography, abstract, figurative


Lesley Oldaker is a Swiss based visual artist, who has exhibited in the UK, Switzerland, China, Bratislava and USA.

She observes and explores through painting, the transient nature, purpose and interconnecting relationships of random moving figurative groupings and their interaction within the space around them. By expressing her personal response to co-occupying the space communicates a sense of displacement and a question of belonging and relevance within that space.
The works originate from drawing, photographic and printing studies, enabling the abstraction of the essence of form, space and colour for the paintings. Oil paint, the main medium, communicates more desirably the sense of continual movement and fluidity of the form within the work.

Painterly mark making and a limited colour pallet further evokes the suggestion of mood and place, and encourages the viewer to explore further, the form and space of the painting.


Born in the UK ​

Oct+Nov 2013   Full Artist Residency, Da Wang Cultural Highland Arts Centre, Shenzhen, China
June 2012-         BA Hons in Fine Art Painting (OCA / University of the Creative Arts, UK)
June 2011          Diploma in Art and Design, Bath College/University Arts London, UK  ​(Distinction)

Sept 2011-         Life art lessons under artist Alex Zwalen (

Sept 2006-11     Life art lessons under artist Jackie Harding (

2004-2006         OCN art courses in painting and drawing

Group Exhibitions

June 2014         'Switzerland' Curated art collection, Saatchi-Art

Dec. 2013        “Winter Salon”, River Gallery, Bratislava

Dec. 2013        “The 9th China, Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair”, Fenglin Shanshui International art exhibition, Da Wang CH Gallery, Shenzhen, China

Nov. 2013        “Cityscape Impressions”, Da Wang Cultural Highland Gallery, Shenzhen, China

July-Sept 2013  “The Story of the Creative”, New York, USA                         

March 2013      'Art of Switzerland' Saatchi-Art Curated Collection 

March 2013      “Art for March” Sloane Square Tube Station, London, UK.    

August 2012    “Bus-Tops 2012”, Olympiad Public Art Project, Artwork2, London, UK. (Arts Council England)
June2012          "7Up", Gallery Le Sud, Zurich, Switzerland.
May 2012        “Bus-Tops 2012”, Olympiad Public Art Project, Artwork1, London, UK, (Arts Council England)
January 2012    "Akt&Portrait", Migros Klubsschule Wengihof, Zurich, Switzerland.
June 2011         "Unearthing Potential", Bath College Gallery, Bath, UK.


​​Articles and Features

​Jan 2014            SER South East Review, “Intertwined Existence” Vol 32.1


May 2013          Lungfull Magazine 21    316 23rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215


April 2013         Oh Parasite website 


March 2013       FAD Art Website #68 


Jan 2013            Interview on Deviantart


Nov 2012           CD cover 


Oct 2012           Bus-Tops, Wandsworth Guardian, London              ​​



Recent Exhibits

lesley oldaker participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2013 Art Of March , Artbelow
Sloane Square Underground Tube Station, platform 2, London, Uk
Exhibited at these venues
lesley oldaker has Exhibited at these venues:

Sloane Square Underground Tube Station, platform 2, London, Uk
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