Lesley Thiel is an international award winning, figurative artist known for her highly detailed photorealistic paintings. She is also renowned for her equestrian art.Thiel was born in England and studied at University in London before moving to Europe and, later the United States. While living in the US, Thiel discovered her love of horses and found herself drawn to capturing their distinctive charisma and power in paintings and drawings. Inspired by the sheer power and grace of these stunning animals, Thiel took up art as a full-time career in order to concentrate on painting horses and exhibited with Belgravia Gallery, at the Mall Galleries in London and Palace House in Newmarket. She now lives and works in North Carolina.