About me

Lesley Cleo

“I paint intuitively, exploring the power of value, colour and gestural brushwork.”

Edmonton based artist Lesley Cleo McMillan was born in the foothills of Black Diamond, Alberta. She studied painting and art history at the University of Peru, University of Madrid and later graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016 with a universal background in art in design. Her all-embracing experience abroad inspires an explorative approach to art-making resulting in bold and eclectic works of art.


Lesley’s recent work consists of large acrylic paintings that capture nature in an abstracted way using the sky, bodies of water, and Canadian landscapes as her focal point. The viewer is captivated by a colour palette that has the ability to transform any space graced with a Lesley Cleo original.

Lesley Cleo paintings are displayed in local businesses across Edmonton and in the homes of collectors throughout North America and Europe. Her work is now available worldwide.

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