About me

I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated from University with a degree in law. I have spent most of my working life in finance and business latterly as a director and chairman of a wide range of corporates. My work has however also allowed me to travel widely and every trip has been a source of new inspiration. Throughout this time I have always made art, either through collages or sketchbook or camera. When at home I first designed and created stitched tapestries and then discovered art quilting which has been an increasing and time- consuming passion for the last ten years.

My inspiration

The inspiration for my work comes from the forms and patterns I see around me. The landscape of Scotland, where I have a cottage on Harris, always inspires me; Harris being an island surrounded by sea, my work reflects the constant movement of sea and sky. I also travel a great deal, particularly to Japan, which is an endless source of new ideas.I use my own dyed fabric as well as commercial fabric and love to find fabric when I travel which I can then use in my own work.

By nature, asymmetrical compositions appeal to me and abstracts rather than representational images interest me and my work reflect this. Colour, even more than music, is what stirs my emotions and I find unexpected combinations in nature, art in galleries or just the street.

About me

I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated from University with a degree in law. I have spent most of my working life in finance and business latterly as a director and chairman of a wide range of corporates. My work has however also allowed me to travel widely and every trip has been a source of new inspiration. Throughout this time I have always made art, either through collages or sketchbook or camera. When at home I first designed and created stitched tapestries and then discovered art quilting which has been an increasing and time- consuming passion for the last ten years.

My inspiration

The inspiration for my work comes from the forms and patterns I see around me. The landscape of Scotland, where I have a cottage on Harris, always inspires me; Harris being an island surrounded by sea, my work reflects the constant movement of sea and sky. I also travel a great deal, particularly to Japan, which is an endless source of new ideas.I use my own dyed fabric as well as commercial fabric and love to find fabric when I travel which I can then use in my own work.

By nature, asymmetrical compositions appeal to me and abstracts rather than representational images interest me and my work reflect this. Colour, even more than music, is what stirs my emotions and I find unexpected combinations in nature, art in galleries or just the street.

Lesley Knox

About me

I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated from University with a degree in law. I have spent most of my working life in finance and business latterly as a director and chairman of a wide range of corporates. My work has however also allowed me to travel widely and every trip has been a source of new inspiration. Throughout this time I have always made art, either through collages or sketchbook or camera. When at home I first designed and created stitched tapestries and then discovered art quilting which has been an increasing and time- consuming passion for the last ten years.

My inspiration

The inspiration for my work comes from the forms and patterns I see around me. The landscape of Scotland, where I have a cottage on Harris, always inspires me; Harris being an island surrounded by sea, my work reflects the constant movement of sea and sky. I also travel a great deal, particularly to Japan, which is an endless source of new ideas.I use my own dyed fabric as well as commercial fabric and love to find fabric when I travel which I can then use in my own work.

By nature, asymmetrical compositions appeal to me and abstracts rather than representational images interest me and my work reflect this. Colour, even more than music, is what stirs my emotions and I find unexpected combinations in nature, art in galleries or just the street.