Illustrator Spotlight: Lesley Barnes

I love browsing through magazine pages, especially when they’re beautifully styled with gorgeous illustrations. Sometimes I love looking at the visual stuff so much, that I completely forget to read the text. I recently came across a few wonderful creations online; illustrations that injected my boring Sunday with a splash of inspiring creativity. They really cheered me up.

So today, I’d like to share some work from Lesley Barnes, a renowned UK fashion illustrator. To be honest, I could just look at her illustrations for hours, I genuinely admire her style. She truly has an excellent eye for the loveliest colourful compositions. The third one is my absolute favourite.

Illustration by Lesley Barnes

Illustration by Lesley Barnes

Illustration by Lesley Barnes

Which one speaks most to you? If you’d ask me, I think Barnes masterfully overlaps colours, textures and perspectives to create such dynamic illustrations. Actually, they feel very organic, even though you can see that the artist uses a lot of geometric shapes to create her pieces as well. I’ve never seen anything like them! They could liven up every page in a magazine or book…or a website. And no matter how many times you look at them, you’ll always find something new, hidden in the details. You’ll never get bored of them.

Check out more of Lesley Barnes’ work here.


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