About me

Lesley Cleo

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

Edmonton based artist Lesley Cleo McMillan was born in Black Diamond, Alberta. She studied Printmaking, Graphic Design and Painting at the University of Peru, Art History at the University of Madrid and later graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016. Her all-embracing experience abroad inspires a bold and adventurous approach to art-making.


Lesley’s recent work consists of large acrylic paintings that capture nature and form 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 a space or home.

Lesley Cleo paintings are displayed in local businesses across Edmonton and in the homes of collectors throughout North America and Europe.

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