Lesley Anne Numbers is a printmaker, illustrator, and art educator based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Currently, I am pursuing an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You may also find me creating prints for people and organizations I love, teaching workshops at the library and painting murals around town. Previously, I taught art classes for all ages in a variety of non-profit and community settings and screen printing at The Center for Printing Arts at Madison College and sold work under the name Patchwork Printshop.

With a background in art education and a lifelong love for old objects and the outdoors, I find inspiration in children’s artwork, vintage textiles and scientific illustrations, and all of the beautiful forms, colors, and patterns found in nature.  Other sources of inspiration include: music, poetry, motherhood, spirituality, nourishment, botany, and humanity.  Interested in commissioning a print or collaborating on a project?  Feel free to email me at lesleynumbers@gmail.com.

Read more about my work and process in this interview with Maker Market or this interview in Brava Magazine.


Clients + Collaborators

The Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Cortney HeimerlCrafty FairDel Sol Chocolate, Drink Tank (Sponsored by Goose Island Brewery), East Side Farmer's Market, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Forward Community Investments, FairShare CSA Coalition, Freerange NonfictionHoney Bee BakeryJenny Jo Kristan, Madison MagazineMaker Market MilwaukeeMidnight BreakfastMonroe Street Arts CenterOak Street RamblersTaproot Magazine

Past Shows + Events

Run The World mural (in collaboration with Girls Inc), Madison Mural Alley, Madison, WI // August 2018
CSArt Contributing Artist, Art and Literature Labratory, Madison, WI // Summer 2018
Polka! Press Group Show, Madison Children's Museum, Madison, WI // August 2017
RISE Mural (in collaboration with Lauden Nute and The Bubbler), Dane County Detention Center, Madison, WI // August 2017
Commemorative Mural, 4 & 20 Bakery and Cafe, Madison, WI // April 2017
Curator of The Tarot Art Show, Madison Central Library, Madison, WI // April 2017
Resident Artist, The Bubbler at Madison Central Library, Madison, WI // March & April 2017
MUNICIPAL Installation and on-site printing, Madison Municipal Building, Madison, WI // November 2016
Featured Artist with Sarah Eichhorn, Hatch Art House, Madison, WI // October 2016
The Apartment Project, Madison, WI // July 2016
Future Primitive (Group Show Curated by Guzzo Pinc), Madison Central Library, Madison, WI // April 2016
My Candle Burns at Both Ends (Group Show), Hot Pop Gallery, Milwaukee, WI // February 2016
Luck of the Draw (Group Show), Madison Central Library, Madison, WI // January 2016
Featured Artist, Good Style Shop, Madison, WI // October 2015
Featured Artist, Hawthorne Library, Madison, WI // Fall + Winter 2015
Eaux Claires Music Festival, Eau Claire, WI // July 2015
Polka! Press Group Show, Hatch Art House, Madison, WI // July 2015
Featured Artist, Hatch Art House, Madison, WI // May 2015
Little Gallery, East Mifflin St, Madison, WI // Feb. 2015
Night Light at The Bubbler, Madison Central Library, Madison, WI // Feb. 2015
Mama Makers, Monona Public Library, Monona, WI // May 2014
Crucial Tw(art) at Lust BeautyWorks, Madison, WI // April 2014
Yellow Rose Gallery Grand Opening Show, Madison, WI // March 2014
4 and 20 Bakery & Cafe, Madison, WI // Jan. 2014 – April 2017

Links + Love

Printmaking: Polka Press, The Center for Printing Arts, Katie Garth, Emily Maryniak, Erica Hess

Photography + Design: Dana Dufek, Holly Whittlef, Dilemma Studio

Corita Kent, Margaret Kilgallen, Harrell Fletcher, Virginia Lee Burton, Alexander Girard, Swoon, Matisse, Blexbolex, Mary Delaney, Devendra Banhart, John Alcorn, Ed Emberley, Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum, Gee's Bend Quilters, Tantric Painters, Hilma af Klint, Otomi patterns, Henry Miller, Rilke