Lesley Braren is an artist who lives in East Hampton, Connecticut and has been painting for many years. She is an avid outdoor, plein air painter and works mostly in oils when on location. Les states that she is inspired by being out of doors and the challenge of trying to record a fleeting moment on canvas as only she sees it. She's not so much trying to record an accurate record as trying to convey a personal response to that moment. She enjoys using color and brush strokes to express her vision.