MEET CHRIS LESLEY

Chris Lesley began his artistic career rather unconventionally – as a seven-year-old street hustler who sold his marker drawings of tigers, dragons, Christian saints and Greek mythology characters door-to-door for $20 each. Before graduating high school, Lesley landed two impressive showings of his work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. He received an Associate of Science degree in Commercial Art from Tampa Technical Institute and a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Ringling School of Art and Design. He then went on to work as a comic book artist and theming artist/sculptor for several companies specializing in creating exhibits for amusement parks, museums, zoos, highly themed restaurants and resorts, etc.

Today, Lesley offers fine art, interior painting, sculpture, corporate art design, scenic environment and film, TV and stage set and prop design services as well as CNC services as an independent contractor. He also works with Jacksonville-based Artists At Work and Pizzazz Scenic contractors, leading creators of themed environments. Lesley’s notable clients have included entertainer Janet Jackson and professional golfer Fred Funk, and his work can be seen at:

  • IKEA
  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants throughout the US and Turks Islands
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • International Spy Museum

Lesley’s work ranges from water color seascapes to relief sculptures depicting historical events and theories to elaborate themed environments. He is available for commissioned work including fine art painting and sculpture; theming design and production; murals and faux finishes for residential and corporate projects; comics and illustration; and reproduction of Old Masters artworks, artifacts, fossils and film, TV and stage props.

Lesley also is developing Revelation Arts – art and theming work branded specifically for churches, synagogues, faith- and family-based nonprofits.

Contact Chris Lesley at chris@chrislesleyart.com, 904.551.0959 (office) or 904.290.0176 (mobile).

SERVICES

Fine Art & Sculpture

Chris is the most versatile artist you’ll meet, capable of producing commissioned art in virtually any style from realism to abstract to Old Masters replications. Fine art and sculpture clients have included entertainer Janet Jackson and professional golf player Fred Funk.

Murals

Chris has designed and painted murals for a range of clients and environments from daycares to laser tag arenas to a Turkish zoo.

Illustration

Chris can provide and license top-quality images for your book, comic book, magazine, corporate annual report or other publication.

Theming Design & Installation

Want to turn your daughter’s bedroom into a fairytale scene? Do you have a specific theme in mind for your restaurant or store? If you can imagine it, Chris can make it a reality. He has designed, fabricated pieces and handled installations for a range of impressive clients including IKEA, The International Spy Museum, Jimmy Buffett’s Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants and multiple resorts, laser tag arenas, escape room complexes and theme parks.

Film, TV & Stage Art

Chris offers professional art direction, set design, set production drawing, background and prop creation and more for film, television and stage productions.

Museum Art & Artifacts

Museums need not be limited to scarce access to genuine artifacts. Chris has replicated artifacts for multiple museums from small mom-and-pop operations to major institutions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not and The International Spy Museum. He is able to create molds from existing and available artifacts as well as original pieces from photographs, sketches and 3D scans.

CNC Services

From miniature trinkets to oversized or intricate forms, Chris can create 3D pieces of any size, shape and quantity, and in a range of materials including wood, metal or plastic from his two state-of-the-art CNC machines. Examples include figurines, wall reliefs, intricate crown moldings, furniture, signage and interior and exterior decorative pieces such as garden sculptures and decorative gates.

Live Painting

Add some dramatic flair to your next event with a live painting. Chris will create a custom image that effectively communicates your message to a live audience. Great for sermons, motivational conferences and fundraising galas.

GALLERY

Theming
Fine Art & Sculpture

NEWS

Artist Chris Lesley Launches New Website

Hello, friends and fans! Welcome to my new website. Here, you’ll find all the latest on my work and services including a new offering – CNC routing. Thanks to a generous businessman and benefactor, I recently acquired two CNC routers that will allow for virtually endless creations, from mass-produced decorative novelties to massive 3D outdoor sculptures. If …

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