2014 Dallas Lesley - The Art Box - Stephen Wilson, 19 March, 2014
2012 The Style Channel - "How do I look" - USTV 2011“ Cowboys and Angels “ – Harbourview Magazine, 11 May, 2011 2008" The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Exhibitions" ~ The Happy Antipodean, March 2008 2007“ Dallas Lesley, The artist who captures the ocean “ ~ Tracey Whiteford – Seaspray Magazine 2007“ Dallas Lesley at The Salamanca Collection” ~ Joerg Andersch - Hobart Mercury, January 2007 2006“ Hanging around the Galleries” ~ Sarah McNeill ~ TimeOut Post, 11 November, 2006 2006“ Biz Watch” ~ featured artist ~ CCTV9 (Central China Television) 16 – 20 November 2006 2006“ Gallery’s Choice” ~ Jess Ruiz ~ Insite Magazine, Spring Edition 2006 2006“ Hot Tickets – Gallery “ ~ The Sun Herald, 27 August, 2006 2006“ What’s On “ ~ Australian Art Review ~ Web News/Article AAR, September 2006 2006“ Technology transforms the world of art “ ~ Antiques & Art in Victoria, April-August 2006 2006“ Gallery’s Choice” ~ Jess Ruiz ~ Insite Magazine, Winter Edition 2006 2006“ Artistic Inspiration” ~ Luxury Home Design, Volume 9, No.2 2006“ Dallas Lesley - Meet the Artist” ~ Noosa Weekender, Issue 158, 3 March, 2006 2005“ In Profile – Dallas Lesley ” ~ Brush, David Hart Galleries, Issue 14, 2005 2004“ Oceanscapes - Dallas Lesley” – Lenny-Ann Low - Sydney Morning Herald Nov. 6, 2004 2003" Immersion"Dallas Lesley - Annabel Walker - South China Morning Post, 7 September 2003 2003“ Artist in Profile” Dallas Lesley ~ Investment Art Update ~ House of Phillips Fine Art, Issue 4, 2003 2003“ Hong Kong Visual ArtMap” ~ Issue 09, September, 2003 2002“ Australian Artist Makes Waves” Dallas Lesley – Audi Magazine Australia, March 2002 2001“ Dallas lesley's Water world” – Wentworth Courier / Lifestyle, 3 April, 2002 2000“ Seasonal Drama” Dallas lesley – (reproduced)The Qantas Club Magazine, Winter Edition 2001“ Art exhibition captures the essence of Rome” Dallas Lesley - Audi Alliance Newsletter 1999“ Artistic duo” ~ Insight, The Southern Courier, April 27, 1999
"This painting by Dallas Lesley is a sublimely luminous piece. I have been to a couple of her exhibitions years ago, and have just recently seen some of her recent paintings from her new series. She has grown steadily, and further evolved her painting since she was a finalist in the Sulman Prize at the NSW Art Gallery. Worth looking at her website."
Stephen Wilson, The Art Box, 19 March, 2014
“Also in the Sulman Prize is Dallas Lesley’s revolutionary “The morning after – the party’s over”, which is done in what I learn is a signature style. This is compulsively Romantic, genre-based and determinedly figurative.”
The Happy Antipodean, March 2008
“Dallas Lesley's timeless journey of tantalising textures and romantic surrealism”
Grant Wolf, Exhibition Catalogue, Sept 2007
“ Dallas Lesley's impasto style befits the subject matter she most often concentrates on, the old quarters of historic cities overseas. Be it a shady lane in a Spanish city or a cobbled street in southern France, Lesley extracts warmth and feeling from the ancient, sun-drenched walls and arches.”
Joerg Andersch, Hobart Mercury, Feb 2007
“Dallas Lesley combines an intense use of tonal contrasts and chiaroscuro with a masterful understanding of perspective to create a work that is both subtle and engrossing.”
Insite Magazine, Nov 2006
“In many ways these are curious works…interesting by composition, tender in their use of bronzed colouring and bathed in heavenly light.
Almost surreal in the enormity of the architecture that dwarfs the human figures, Dallas Lesley’s works reflect the many influences of her extensive travel. Indeed these dramatic visions are the result of exploring backstreets and areas across many varied cultures. However, the icing on the cake is surely the drama that emerges from Dallas Lesley's examination and interpretation of the interplay between light and shadow.”
Brush, Hart Galleries, Issue 14, 2006
“ When speaking to Dallas Lesley, it’s clear her passion is innate when she is painting. In Dallas Lesley's Traveller series, the viewer feels part of the painting.”
Tracey Whiteford, Seaspray Magazine, Aug – Sept 2007
“Imagine free diving down the cliff of an ancient underwater reef surrounded only by silence. Your eyes fill with the vibrant colours of the underwater seascape as your body relaxes into weightlessness. This is exactly the feeling when standing before one of Dallas Lesley’s underwater series…”
“Paint and canvas are not her only medium, Dallas Lesley creates sculptures incorporating the movement of the ocean. They are adorned with precious pieces found washed up on the beaches. Each sculpture has a specific meaning and transcends a message for those of us who take the time to look close enough…..motion and fluidity are present and represent the waves and coastlines where ocean meets land.”
Tracey Whiteford, Seaspray Magazine, Aug – Sept 2007
“The view dominates her luminous acrylic on canvas works. And each work somehow dwarfs the viewer with it’s heavy sweep of emerald coloured sky or dribbling lava-like folds of cloud at sunset.”
Lenny Ann Low, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Nov, 2004
“Dallas lesley has developed a contemporary style in which intense shimmering light, figures and the sea play an integral role…..her control of evocative light constructs a presence across her entire body of works”.
Valerie Cohen, Valerie Cohen Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, Oct 2002