Main Fine Art
Museum & Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland
In 1983, in partnership with her brother, Michael Main, Lesley opened part of her studio, which became The Studio Gallery, in the West End of Glasgow as Main Fine Art's 1st permanent venue, and a programme of monthly, mainly one-man, shows was embarked upon, with great success. Many young painters had 1st or early exhibitions there, including Philip Braham, John Clark, Gwen Hardie, Peter Howson, Ian Hughes, Sandy Stoddart and Donald Urquhart, all of whom attracted much critical acclaim. The gallery exhibitions were supplemented by exchange and touring exhibitions in the United Kingdom and overseas, and by art fairs in London, Bath, York, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and America.