After almost a decade working mainly in photography, in 2019 Lea returned to previous loves, drawing and ceramics, and dedicated the next two years to create an entirely new body of work with the three media
Removing people from the subject matter, focusing mostly on landscape and the plants and creatures it contains, enabled Lea to experiment with wide variety of techniques within her known media and try out some new ones such as painting and printmaking.
The two years has so far contained bushfires, a sudden move from cabin by the beach to a van in the woods, Corona, a first solo road trip, clinical remission of Crohns disease, a cancer scare, and landing in a shack/artstudio hanging out with lyrebirds and wombats. Despite the disruption, by April 2021, Lea had managed to produce a diverse range of work, put together two other exhibitions, provided regularly selling work for a local gallery, had a drawing selected as a finalist in Shoalhaven International Womens Day Art Prize and one of her first oil paintings selected for the Lethbridge small works International Art Prize Salon.
As of early August project has been completed. Lea is in the process winding things up and collating the work into a cohesive portfolio, and as a result of the experiment is launching into some oil painting experiments and working on a series of charcoal drawings that will become her first solo show.
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