Artist Biography - Lee Herring

Lee is a contemporary painter specialising in colourful, textured and abstracted landscapes.

After excelling in Art throughout his early education he went on to study Fine Art at the University of Chester. It was here that Lee began to develop his characteristic and unique mixed media painting style blending the oils, spray paints, varnishes and acrylics. After 3 years L
...ee graduated with a First Class Honours and was awarded the coveted University prize.

Lee’s memory based landscapes are captured from travelling via rail up and down the country. Collecting scraps of information before the scene is passed and forgotten. Each piece is painted solely from memory to create images that are abstracted and expressional more than representational.

Against a backdrop of sweeping skies, the basic composition evolves spontaneously through heavy and joyful mark-making. Scrapers and trowels are used to create delightfully gestural and organic shapes. A mixture of instinctive, deliberate and accidental marks merges the layers together. Bold layers are scraped back and balanced against the dramatic use of paint revealing hidden chinks of colour. Areas are energetically reworked or erased until the image reaches a desired beauty.

Successful sell out shows in London, Bristol and Manchester have attracted the attention of international collectors and he now exhibits all over the world. His style is constantly developing and Lee has a strong following of investors and reputable galleries.
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