Born and raised in coastal North Florida, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Florida where she studied Art History and Painting. After working in several creative industries, Frenz married and left Florida in 2011 to travel the West and Northwest with her husband. While traveling, she wrote a successful art blog and began freelance work on behalf of galleries and artists, but never stopped painting. Years of travel and living among such incredible beauty spilled out in January 2013 as she pursued a serious studio practice while continuing to travel.
Lesley Frenz is an emerging artist working in acrylics and watercolors. An avid hiker and backpacker, Frenz finds inspiration in wild places and her studio practice is centered around the exploration of the natural world and landscape through its expression in color. Soft and atmospheric, her paintings evoke the vast mystery held in places few truly explore.
Frenz began exhibiting work in 2015, followed soon by her first solo exhibition in 2016, she is represented by J. Rinehart Gallery in Seattle, WA, Art & Light Gallery in Greenville, SC, Lark & Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, CA, showing regularly with Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH and Hillary Whitaker Gallery in Ponte Vedra, FL.
Hanging up their traveling shoes, Frenz and her husband have found a home in Mount Vernon, Washington, a small town nestled in the Skagit Valley between the North Cascade mountains and the Salish Sea.