Lot 12 - Lee Johnson - Paddle Boarder II
Oil and Colour Pencil on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Lee Johnson was born in Wiltshire, and has lived and worked in London since 2000. He received his MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art in 2001, and his works are held in the collections of Soho House, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, University of the Arts London, and numerous private collections worldwide (including UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, USA, and Australia).
MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
People / Places / Objects, Lido Stores, Margate 2022 (solo exhibition)
A Rainbow's Edge, TinManArt, London, 2022
The Pavilions, MAH Gallery, London, 2022
A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, 2021-22
Shots Off The Dices, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The paddle boarder paintings were made from early morning sketches in La Caleta, a small village on Tenerife's west coast, away from the very touristic areas to the southeast. The small bay is popular with local surfers, paddle boarders, fishermen and swimmers, so it's a hive of activity in the early mornings. The paintings aim to get a sense of a beginning, where the day is about to unfold - about being alive and facing challenges head-on, being at one with nature.
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