Streetscape Artist \ Portrait Artist
About Lance and his Art (click to expand)
I was born in Brisbane, and loved art from an early age, and through my school years. I aspired to be an art teacher when I entered teachers’ college back in the sixties, but this didn't eventuate and I taught primary school in Queensland for 36 years! I did very little art during my working years for the usual reasons but my interest in art, and especially painting, was rekindled four years ago. During the past four years I have tried to make up for the long “drought” by painting furiously (at times- sometimes other interests call) , working with two artist groups, and showing my work at every opportunity.
The streetscapes I love to paint with vibrant colours and texture. I exaggerate the colours and use a broad-brush technique. I love to paint the quaint older houses of inner-city Brisbane - they have so much charm! Often my streetscapes feature a small figure or two to show that although the buildings may be old, they are still alive.
I love the story that a painting can tell, and the questions it can ask. What is happening? What happened before? What is the person doing, or feeling?
I am enjoying painting in watercolour, acrylic and oil media. I started painting watercolour portraits and progressed to watercolour portraits on canvass. I haven’t tried watercolour landscapes or seascapes at this stage. Probably a little too mainstream for me. I love the colours available in acrylic paints! I have only recently started to experiment with oils and have experienced the joys and frustrations that result. I paint in a loose, impressionistic style. I am not patient enough to attempt realism!
The challenge for me is knowing when to stop working on a piece – to stop at the right time!
Art Shows and Art Exhibitions
I enjoy participating in exhibitions and local art shows and have been fortunate enough to receive formal recognition of my efforts at some of these shows.
Below is a selection of my art which is for sale. All are wired and ready to hang.
To view any of my paitings, please contact me directly on Ph: 0432 320 904 or send me an email:
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