Gold Coast, Queensland
I am a practicing artist living on the Gold Coast. I originally studied in Sydney, at what is now the National Art School. Currently I mostly work in oils in a traditional style with a modern twist. In addition to my studio work I hold adult classes and workshops.
All artwork here on the Artlovers website is original and bespoke, I do not have prints made from my pieces.
Art works for sale: 19
About Lucinda Leveille
I always wanted to be an artist, just like Dad. As soon as I could hold a pencil, anything in the house became fair game as I simply had to draw. As soon as I finished my five years of training at art school, I moved to the Gold Coast with my parents - naturally I was a broke artist! I took some work to a gallery in Surfers and was told that I had no talent and to go and find another career. I was devastated, I didn't pick up another brush for nearly 10 years...
For me art has always been about making something pleasing to the eye, something that you can look at everyday and discover something new to see, make your day a little better for having that piece in your life. If I am really successful, it will take the viewer away to another world.
I continue to acquire as much technical knowledge about materials as I can, continue to experiment with different mediums, paint with groups and spend many solitary hours in my studio. It is all part of my learning process, my journey, what makes me paint the way I paint at this precise moment. I have changed styles over the years, moved from realism to expressionism to cubism and back again. It's not to say this won't change, it probably will, you never know where your paintbrush will lead you!"
One of my favourite quotes is from Picasso : "The purpose of art is to brush the dust of daily life off our souls".