Lesley Obrock grew up in the midwest and now lives on the east end of Long Island, New York. Her formative childhood experiences working alongside her seamstress grandmother amidst piles of fabrics and trims had a profound impact which sparked a life long interest in texture, color and pattern. She studied painting and printmaking at Meramec Community College and obtained a degree in Interior Design. She went on to open a private gardening business and after an 18 year career as a professional
gardener has returned full-time to making art. She enjoys working in a variety of media including encaustic, watercolor and acrylic. She enjoys working with materials that have a tactile sensibility. The beeswax used in encaustic painting proved too much to resist and she has not looked back since. A member of Artist Alliance of East Hampton, East End Arts and Springs Improvement Society, Lesley has participated in numerous curated and juried shows, including two curated shows at the Islip Art Museum and 2016 and 2017 Springs Invitational. Her work can be found in private collections
across the country.