Lesley Asare is a British Ghanaian Multidisciplinary Artist, Facilitator, Tamalpa L2 Teacher Training Graduate and Tamalpa Artscorps Scholarship recipient.
As an artist, her practice is led by her quest for truth. She makes solo and collaborative work and wholeheartedly believes in the healing power of the creative process. Her work explores and celebrates identity, personal histories and the experiences of Black Women, Black People and People of Colour. Through her work, she aims to create the space for play, self-reflection, self-awareness and discovery, transformation, empowerment and healing.
As a facilitator trained in the Tamalpa Life Art Process® through Tamalpa UK, she creates a safe and sacred container for people to explore the wisdom of the body, holistically come home to themselves and give room to what is alive in them through the expressive arts.
Lesley was the first Black Woman to complete the Tamalpa L1 training in the UK in 2018 and graduated from the L2 Embodied Leadership training in July 2020. In 2021 she will be starting her L3 training with the aim of becoming a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Tamalpa Practitioner through the Tamalpa Institute, CA.
Alongside this she continues to develop “Body Arcana,” – a series a series of large scale drawings created through movement with her body and oil bars on paper.
Lesley was a Teaching Assistant for the Tamalpa UK Level 1 Personal Embodiment training 2021. She has also been appointed as the Ale Moraš Scholarship Mentor for Tamalpa UK since April 2022.