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Lilian Leite - "Prosperity"
Oil on Canvas
W: 1016mm x H: 762mm
Approx. Weight: 0.3kg
This work is unframed
After moving into my new home in 2007, I was inspired to capture this new adventure on canvas and create something that would bring good fortune. I mixed the vegetables with the colourful pots to interpret as plentiful and called the painting "Prosperity"
Growing up I was always attracted to things of a creative nature and one such aspect of this was the art of painting. I am impressed by the whole process of painting that starts from either a vision, a thought that then transform into something that tells a story through colour and form. Although very interested in the art of painting, I never pursued the idea until 1995 when I was working as a nurse in Saudi Arabia. I started doing silhouette water colour paintings. African art inspired me and most of my subjects were animals, traditional African figures and sunsets. I gradually adopted different approaches to the paintings I was doing and very soon produced bold and colourful paintings. I moved to the United Kingdom in 2001 and after my first exhibition at the annual staff and patient exhibition I was inspired to paint even more. Work colleagues and friends showed great interest in my work and very soon people were asking for paintings to purchase. I moved on to try oil painting and produced large works of oil on canvas. My paintings are inspired by events and every day happenings and although not abstract in nature, it portrays abstract thinking.
Annual staff and patient exhibiton at Royal Brompton Hospital 2002 until present
No formal art training.
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