One Part of a Triptych, the most wholesome of the three;
Depicting a couple engaging in their once in a lifetime, yet timeless and never ending moment, they lie, young in love, watching the sun go down behind the lakes of ‘Hollow Ponds’. Looking back on these rose-tinted memories could bring you to tears of pain or happiness. Are they still there?
In this piece, the artist invites you to step away from the shadows and embrace the simplicity of a tranquil scene—a peaceful lake adorned with the gentle ripples created by a duck gracefully swimming. The muted tones of the sunset cast a warm glow, painting the surroundings with a soothing palette.
A4/A3/A2 are all printed on 300gsm textured paper. Acrylic on Canvas.
The image of a womans face partly submerged looking suggestively towards you, a sultry stare, and a sirens call.
With the image being amidst a body of work that was set in ‘Hollow Ponds’ of ‘Epping Forest’ it touches on the area’s seedier secrets, while also alluding to the area's notoriety for concealing bodies in its leafy boundaries.
Painted in monochrome as part of a diptych with 'Lady of the Lake' as her sister, the piece pairs the subject matter, with a haunting beauty, symbolising the artists rose-tinted memories and nostalgia.
Leia often chooses to depict darker subjects in 'renaissance-esq' beauty or compositions, to conceal their shadier undertones, and to depict a duality of emotions and feelings for a subject.
'Sultry Submersion' sucks you in, willingly blindfolded, to her eerie and unknown.
In this painting Leia references the 1947 photograph by Toni Frissell, Lady in the Water. The image depicts a woman in an almost bridal dress, floating in open water. The painting is in monochrome and is part of a diptych.
With the image being amidst a body of work that was set in ‘Hollow Ponds’ of ‘Epping Forest’ it touches on the area’s seedier secrets, while also alluding to the areas notoriety for concealing bodies in its forests and lakes.
The artist is keen to evoke many interpretations from her audience however, and feels that the piece can offer a calmness amidst chaos, and also that the floating figure from below the surface could offer an insight into 'what lies beneath' when all you can see is a 'calm exterior'. A pictorial metaphor for not judging what you see on face value.
A figure with an almost ghostly pallor stands with her back turned, an embodiment of vulnerability and self-discovery. The absence of vibrant colors contributes to the stark intensity of the scene, drawing attention to the central act—the figure reaching around, delicately tearing away the skin from her own back.
A woman gazes into the distance with a subtle expression of sorrow, her face delicately pale, as if touched by the ghostly fingers of introspection. The subtle nuances in her countenance are masterfully rendered, drawing you into a contemplative realm where emotions linger like whispers in the shadows.
This features a captivating portrayal of a woman, her countenance etched with profound sadness, and a striking scar that weaves its narrative across her left eye. The interplay of shadows and the expressive strokes of darkness create a visual symphony, echoing the emotional complexity within
This artwork features a compelling portrayal of a woman entwined in a visceral dance with mortality, as she delicately chokes on a symbolic human heart. The deep, abstract strokes of darkness and scars on the canvas unveil a narrative that transcends conventional boundaries, evoking emotions that linger between beauty and the macabre.
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