Gold Coast, Queensland
I am a practicing artist living on the Gold Coast. I studied in Sydney, at what is now the National Art School. Currently, oils are my preferred medium working in traditional techniques with a modern twist, but I am being lured seductively by watercolours. All artwork here on the Artlovers website is original and bespoke, I don't believe in having prints made from my pieces.
In addition, any piece you see on the Artlovers site is exclusive to Artlovers.
Art works for sale: 22
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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. Straight out of school I gained a place at the National Art School in Sydney and as soon as I finished my five years of training, I moved to the Gold Coast with my parents, I had to - 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 a brush for nearly 10 years... But after much encouragement I found the courage to try again.
For me, art has always been about making something pleasing to the eye, something that you can look at everyday and see something new, make your day a little better for having that piece in your life. After all you have to live with that artwork in your life. If I am really successful, it will take the viewer away to another world.
I am always looking for new techniques and materials, continuing to experiment with different mediums, painting with groups and spending 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 through realism, expressionism, impressionism 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!
The best feeling in the world is when someone chooses one of my pieces for their home, to enrich their life. One of my favourite quotes is from Picasso : "The purpose of art is to brush the dust of daily life off our souls".