Artist turns her passion for painting into a career in lockdown
And fast forward a year and Laura Lee already has a waiting list for her sought-after artwork.
Not only has Laura built a customer base, created new pieces and a new website in Lockdown, but also worked with LH Interiors Ltd of Doncaster to create a bespoke, exclusive range of art.
Laura said, “I think Lockdown has allowed us all to put the brakes on, assess our lives and see what is really important to us all.
“/>Bawtry-based artist Laura Lee
“Our homes and who we share our lives with are extremely important. With so many people now working from home and having spent so much time in their space, they really appreciate it and realize how important it is to them to make suitable The possibility of making works of art accessible fulfills these needs of the people.
“With Lockdown I could certainly open up more projects and have time to think about and concentrate on my new ideas. I’ve used my time wisely to produce some pieces that I’m really proud of.
“It gave me the time to grow my business and get my website up and running. Big canvases were difficult to work on, and Brexit and Covid-19 meant these were as rare as flour and yeast.
This is how I found new suppliers from all over the world who had their many challenges. It was fun ordering pallets of canvases from Italy through customs. “
“/> Bawtry-based artist Laura Lee
In addition to working with LH Interiors clients to realize their bespoke art dreams, Laura has also created a luxurious handcrafted canvas that will be exclusively available through LH Interiors.
LH Interiors Owner Lisa Hensby said, “It’s great to have Laura Lee on LH Interiors. This means that we can work closely with Laura to add an exclusive, bespoke range to our collection.
“When we live together locally, we can work together in great detail and focus on the needs of LH customers. Laura is extremely talented and together we do some stunning pieces.”
Laura’s professional art journey only began last year after struggling to find a work of art for her own home.
“/> Bawtry-based artist Laura Lee
She said, “I couldn’t find anything or anyone out there who could take my color palette and create a piece to even out the space.
“I first started using resin, inks, and acrylic paints on large canvases, and the first piece I made was sold, so I made another, and sold that, so I made another, but this one Once I decided to reproduce it in art prints to make sure I got around to it. ” keep the original.
“The prints of the third piece were very popular and were also sold to be reproduced as wallpaper. It was at this point that I realized the demand for bespoke pieces and began to recreate them to order. I never say no when I am new things try out and constantly change methods and techniques. “
Although Laura has only been selling her pieces for a year, she already has a waiting list of customers eager to get their hands on her impressive pieces.
“/> Bawtry-based artist Laura Lee is working on one of her latest pieces
“I always get deliveries for new products to try out, which is like going to a candy store for me. I love creating art, it’s in my DNA.”
When Laura had the opportunity to work with LH Interiors, who specialize in luxury home accessories and interior design, she seized the opportunity.
“I always take opportunities when they present themselves. When Lisa approached me, I was 110 percent ready to take up the challenge.
“I like to use color to balance and enhance a room, to bring the palette together and to complement the room. When we meet and work with Lisa, we both share that enthusiasm and want to create a collection that will easily get into customers’ homes fits. “