Eileen Lee’s soft-focus works in acrylic and oil are inspired by photographs and her own awareness of the natural world. These delightful visions feature enchanted forests, dense foliage, robust fields of flowers and celestial skies. Selecting the contrast of light and dark as a paramount feature of her work, Lee applies a layer of dark ground – usually deep blue, indigo or burnt sienna – to achieve greater vibrancy through optical juxtaposition. Clouds, sunsets and otherwise ethereal visions of the sky - ‘cloudscapes,’ as the artist terms them - emerge as a reoccurring motif. A self-taught artist and devoted conservator of nature, Lee remarks that painting images of the earth is ‘second nature’ to her, although her full oeuvre spans a whole range of styles including figurative, still life and semi-abstract.
Born in the north of England, Eileen Lee moved to Perth, Australia in 1987. Her work is included in private collections in Australia, the U.K., Sweden, Singapore and the U.S.