ABOUT CAROLINE LESLEY
My goal is to create art that makes you feel something. Happiness, Anger, Sadness, Self reflection.
My background as an actor is very much present in my work and I like to elicit an emotional response from my pieces.
You will notice a lot of water inspired art in my designs. Water is my happy place and I am always inspired by it. Water brings me peace and clarity. I have lived in may different cities and always made sure I was near water in each one. I got married by the ocean in the Mayan Riviera, lived near the Hudson river in NYC, by the Bay in San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica and now reside in the beaches in Toronto.
Creativity is what makes me tick. I have been an actor, writer, photographer and artist my whole life.
Caroline is a self taught resin artist who grew up in Richmond Hill, a suburb north of Toronto.
The daughter of a realistic acrylic artist and Interior Designer, she was always around art, color & design. She grew to love photography and built her own darkroom in her parents basement at the age of 16. Photography and acting became her passion and she was accepted into the renowned photography program at Humber College, but ultimately went on to study Acting at the prestigious Ryerson Theatre school graduating with her honors BFA in theatre-performance.
She went on to work as a professional actor and photographer in NYC, SF, LA and Toronto.
She photographed headshots and weddings with Jinsey Dauk photography in NYC and started her own company doing headshots and family photography when she moved to California.
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that Caroline found resin art. It was high pandemic and the sticky substance provided a release that she definitely needed. She found herself down in her basement studio night after night creating beautiful coasters. Demand soared for her new creations and Too Much Lush was born.
Coasters soon became cheese boards, trays, charcuterie boards, jewelry, keychains, and eventually coffee tables, side tables and wall art.
She has been busy creating home decor and wall art ever since.
Caroline expanded and now works with many different mediums including resin, alcohol ink, water color, jesmonite, plaster and textured mediums.
Caroline is a perfectionist and is always learning more and expanding her skill set. She spends a lot of time learning about different tools, mediums, and art supplies. How pigments work, and how heat or angles affect the resin. There is a lot of science involved in her art, and she makes sure that timing and temperature are at optimal settings.
Caroline moved to NYC in 2005 and spent 11 years in the USA.
She lived and worked in: ⭐️NYC ⭐️SF ⭐️SAUSALITO ⭐️LA
She is Canadian and American. 🇨🇦 🇺🇸
Things she does:
⭐️Writer (you can buy her book "Who's Tired of Perfect?" on Amazon)
⭐️Alcohol Ink Artist
Some TV Shows and Movies you can catch her in:
⭐️The Boys on Amazon Prime
⭐️Private Eyes on Global/Ion
⭐️Y: The Last Man on FX/Hulu
Check out her single "The Rainbow" here:
⭐️She was a red carpet host for Entertainment Weekly in NYC. She has interviewed tons of celebs.
⭐️She is the voice of KAM, a little boy, on the anime FOX kids tv show Medabots.
She currently live in the beaches in Toronto with her hubby, two daughters and goldendoodle named Lola.