Image: Poppy Speaks featuring 'Fingerprint Poetry by Chris Mansell
Lea Hawkins is an Australian artist working mainly in the areas of photography, drawing and ceramics. Lea has been selected in national competitions including twice as semi finalist in The HeadOn Portrait Prize and The Moran Photographic Portrait Prize. Twice as a finalist in the Canon Photo5 competition, and twice Highly Commended in Meroogal Women's Art Prize.
Lea's work appears on music album and book covers, both locally and internationally, in national newspapers and magazines including Art Collector magazine. Her donated t-shirt design for Greenpeace was their all time best selling design in the 90's, and images from her book and exhibition 'Shoalhaven' have been requested for offices in Australia's Parliament House. She has worked as a press photographer, as a still photographer for Beyond Empathy's award winning film Rights of Passage and as a writer for Digital Photography School.
Current projects include a series of graphite botanical sketches, putting together a selection of past photographic works to release as a series of prints and completing a book of the Skin of a Rhino, Heart of a Dove collaborative exhibition with artist Rachel Douglass.