1951 - ?

As Lesley Kathryn Douglas, she was born at Islington, London in 1951, daughter of Reginald Leslie Joseph Douglas (23 May 1916-27 April 2005), post office sorter, and his wife Maggie née Crabtree, who married in Northumberland in 1945. Lesley married at Bromley, Kent in 1971, John E. Buckwell and paints under the name of Lesley Buckwell. Lesley has been interested in art and textiles since a child, but during a lengthy career teaching had little time to devote to her painting beyond taking pottery classes at Suffolk College. On retiring, she joined the Eye Arts Guild and began attending art classes and workshops to get back in touch with her creative side. Initially through painting, drawing and printmaking, but also textile art and, having completed a City and Guilds Diploma in Machine Embroidery, is marrying traditional paint and print with stitch. Much of her work relates to her love of landscape, travel and history and is a member of Chain Reaction, Feed Dogs Down and Contemporary Quilt Iceni Textile groups. She lived at Upper Park Lodge, Clint Road, Eye, Suffolk.

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