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EILEEN LEE

 

Eileen is a self-taught Artist was born in England in 1942 and grew up in the northern country of Lancashire. She moved to Australia in 1987 with her husband and sons.

 

She has since returned to England in 2012 after her husband passed away and now lives in Cornwall.

 

Her greatest influences have been John Hammond, Arthur Seago and Ray Balkwill for their stunning landscapes. More recently, she have become more obsessed with bright, vivid colour, with painters such as Soraya French, Hashim Akib and David Hockney renewing her appreciation to Art.

 

About her work:

 

“I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. Encouraged by my parents and armed with pencils and crayons I would spend hours creating picture and drawings for my family.

 

I became serious about my art when I retired from the workforce and children grown up.  I am also self-taught, as formal training was always out of my reach. I became an avid reader of every art instruction book that I could lay my hands on.

 

I paint in oils and acrylics. As a keen conservationist and lover of wildlife it became second nature to me to paint the environment and its inhabitants. No matter where in the world I happen to be, I love to paint the beautiful waterways and coastlines. My fascination with landscape has led me to become an avid cloud watcher, which leads me, of course, to paint them."