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As a visual arts educator, I’ve had the opportunity to try my hand at all sorts of techniques and materials. However, for my own work, I keep coming back to painting as my main expression and oils as my preferred medium.
My particular specialty, which I am quite passionate about, is working with an oil-based encaustic medium.
I would describe myself as a ‘colourist’ and this, I think, is evident in my work in the gallery below. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my work, or want to come and visit my atelier.
Even before I worked as a designer I was naturally drawn to drawing and design. At university I studied photography and illustration as part of my Bachelor of Arts degree (BA Graphics). These days, looking at things with my designers’ eye is de rigeur!
In recent years I’ve embraced photography once again and find I am constantly inspired by my surroundings here in Provence, but also, I just love capturing all those wonderful details!
I hope you enjoy checking out my photographs in the gallery.
Any feedback is welcome!
Presently, I am working and experimenting with a range of drawing and painting media, including watercolour, ink, acrylic and oil-encaustic. I have the luxury of working on site here in Provence and exploring a variety of locations close to home. JL
All artworks are AVAILABLE for sale unless stated as SOLD in the caption on each enlargement.
Selection of artworks exhibited at Harvison Gallery, Perth 2014
These paintings depict peaceful sanctuaries which are set amongst busy, sometimes intense, bustling cities.
It is always enjoyable to discover peaceful promenades, enclaves and niches set amongst some of these urban environments. It is about enjoying the moment to contemplate, daydream . . . and imagine. JL
Light of India
Selection of artworks exhibited at Harvison Gallery, Perth 2013
The concept for ‘Light of India‘ came about early whilst I was creating the collection, when I realized that the common thread between the diverse artworks was a certain quality of light. That also became a metaphor for India today; as diverse as the country has become, from its ancient past, it still has a common heartbeat, a constant light. JL
Tapestry of colour
Selection of artworks exhibited at the Gadfly Gallery, Perth 2012
This collection marks my return to painting on a fulltime basis.
Each location, each new painting presented a new opportunity to explore and experiment. The antiquity of Istanbul, the raw beauty of the Greek Cyclades and the sheer eclectic elegance of Paris, are each unique and memorable.
For me the use of colour is paramount, as well as showing evidence of the pushing and prodding of the oil-encaustic medium in expressing my version of these places. JL
All photographs are available as prints, both from our atelier-gallery and online. If you’d like to purchase, please email me via the ‘get in contact’ button with your enquiry.
I’ll be providing information about sizes and prices of prints soon. F