Lesley Butman is a sculptor, crafter and accomplished watercolorist living and working in the Upper Valley. Through her work she explores the landscapes of her native New England. Her work ranges from representational images of iconic barns, stonewalls and mountainscapes to abstract landscapes capturing the essence and emotional resonance of place to whimsical sculptures made of found objects, snow and unconventional materials . She is most noted for portraits of wildlife that are imbued with a palpable character and soul. Butman archives this by employing various techniques from traditional brush work to the use of unconventional found items.