Occupation: Fashion illustrator / Artist
Favourite Destination: My bed
Favourite Fashion Designer: Tom Ford (and Prada)
Favourite Colour: Right now, cobalt blue, but always black
Favourite Outfit: Super skinny pants (jeans or leather), rolled sleeve tee, leather jacket topped with cape and Windsor Smith ankles boots; all in black
Celebrity Crush: Freja Beha and my drummer boyfriend
GC: When did you first realise your talent for oil/ acrylic and digital painting?
L: I don’t think I really have yet, however I know I utterly love what I do!
GC: Do you go through a particular process when painting your digital and canvas artwork? How long does the practical process generally take?
L: I tend to try and create in a conventional manner for both areas, however I like to add organic matter to my digital work and insert things I have learnt to draw from my raw forms on canvas. A piece can take anywhere up to 2 days to 2 weeks.
GC: Which piece of art are you most proud of and why?
L: My recent mural in Adelaide was the most challenging and most successful for me. Blending on a wall 11 metres high can be quite a task. There were many moments I thought I was not going to reach my main objective and goal. However after many days of hard work and determination I was able to complete the work I had envisioned – that for me was a milestone. I hope to keep pushing boundaries with my mural work. I love contributing to businesses and public areas.
GC: How has the use of social media and digital technology impact on the work you create?
L: A great deal. I love experimenting in the digital world. The opportunities for learning, discovery and new techniques are endless! Social media spins my brain in the areas of human interaction and culture. It’s a great analytical process for subject matter and theories.
GC: Do you have a preference over digital, canvas or mural painting?
L: I love the feeling of walking away from a mural – its wonderful! But I really love sitting in my studio by myself in front of the canvas. The feeling you get from being “in the moment” so to speak is greater than anything I have ever experienced.
GC: What exciting plans do you have over the next 6 months?
L: The next six months will see me launching myself interstate with some solo shows, guest speaking at a festival, and upping the anti in my mural work – that is if all goes to plan!