This year, Leni Kae’s artwork “Love Through Purple Haze II” will be available for bidding as part of the Art For Epilepsy Online Auction. The artwork is approximately 80cm (h) x 60.5cm (w) x 1.8cm on thin edge stretched canvas frame (no frame), ready for hanging.

The event raises funds for much-needed education and support services across Australia to people living with epilepsy, their families and community, and professional groups.  Did you know that over 55% of Australians (13.2 million people) know someone with epilepsy?  Over half the population are impacted.

The online auction that begins on 1st May-31st May.

The auction features a mixture of well-established and prominent Australian artists, as well as emerging talent and up and coming artists;
provide something to suit various budgets.  There is also a wide range of styles to suit different tastes; from fine artists, abstract artists, water colourists, illustrators and mixed media artists. One thing each work has in common, is that each artwork contains the colour/shade purple.

Get bidding, and help a worthy cause!

Posted on April 29, 2019

In Leni Kae’s abstract landscape series “Healing Landscapes”, she is inspired by nature and landscapes; and their connection to the emotional landscape of human nature.

Her artwork ‘Illawarra Flame Tree: Heart of the Bold‘ , explores the relationship between pain and strength by looking at the Illawarra Flame Tree as a symbol for that subject.

The Illawarra Flame tree commands attention. It is the colour of blood, pain, hard work, resilience, power, passion. It does not go unseen. So, in this piece, Sydney artist Leni Kae explores a connection to this beautiful tree that demands existence without apology. She depicts the emotional landscape of pain through the background and the ‘broken’ looser sections of the painting; and resilience through the layers of forms.

Essentially, the artwork speaks of having the boldness of heart to embrace even the most turbulent of journeys as a source of growth and empowerment.

The stunning red abstract landscape painting is pictured in the photo in a suggested interior styling setting. With warm red colour tones, the artwork suits complementing colours of warm brown wood or cool grey tones.

Posted on April 25, 2019

Leni Kae’s portrait painting “Portrait of a Reader”, acrylic on canvas, just 20x20cm in size, has been chosen as a finalist piece in the Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize, 2019.

Though small, it’s careful composition and brushwork draw the viewer’s attention to the emotive qualities of the subject.


Opening event tickets are now available via the Southern Buoy Studios website. Buy Tickets >

The artist is available for portrait commissions. Contact the artist for more information.

Posted on April 19, 2019

I hear you breathe beside me, and sigh for life

Golden leaves grow around me, now I’m alive

I wish Autumn would sleep and show its grace

Wish Autumn leaves would fall, reveal your face

 –

Your face is there when I close my eyes

The rose that rests on your heart, it waits for mine

I wish I could rest against it, rest now and adore

I wish it were time, for the Autumn leaves to fall

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To show me the face I’m waiting for

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Autumn leaves are falling, I know you’re near

And when I sigh, it’s because I sense you, dear

Not here beside me, no

But the face and eyes that calm me

When I close my eyes, I know you’re near

Your eyes and me

Come Spring, it’s you and me

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I love you, I love you, eyes know I adore you

I love you, love you, eyes I fall for you

These Autumn leaves mean I’m close to you

 –

Autumn leaves are falling, I know you’re near

And when I sigh, it’s because I sense you, dear

Not here beside me, no

But the face and eyes that calm me

When I close my eyes, I know you’re near

Your eyes and me

Come Spring, it’s you and me

Posted on April 18, 2019

I’ve been hanging my hopes on a star

And a wish I made at five – so alive

I saw my future then though from afar

Right before my eyes – just truth, no lies

I was whole, if but for that moment

A warm hug there from above

Said all I’d wished for was beautiful

Made from innocence and love

And I want nothing but truth

For a life that is beautiful, with happiness too

And I want nothing but you

For a love that embraces me, like love should

And I want to reach you

I never pictured myself down here

Amongst the stars, that’s where I belong

There’s more waiting for me, I know

It is serendipity, it can’t be long

And I want nothing but truth

For a life that is beautiful, with happiness too

And I want nothing but you

For a love that embraces me, like love should

And I want to reach you

I’m hanging my hopes on that star

And that wish I made at five – so alive

My future’s here now, and before me a star

No time for standing still, time to fly afar

Yeah, time to be a star

And I want nothing but truth

For a life that is beautiful, with happiness too

And I want nothing but you

For a love that embraces me, like love should

And I want to reach you

Original Lyrics by Leni Kae ©

Please contact Leni Kae for enquiries or songwriting collaborations. Sydney, Australia.

Posted on April 3, 2019

Should I be just another dream, just another lonely bird?

Shouldn’t you be just a piece of me, not another lonely thought?

How can we be so ‘wonderfully’ together when it seems

that all I am is this lonely bird

My song, my story, my beauty, you can’t see.

How can I be this lonely bird

 My song, my story, my beauty, you can’t see.

I sit alone with these thoughts, behind our bedroom door

Though you’re right here besides, my heart’s there on the floor

Is it worth wishing you’d hear this sad song of mine,

when my song you just can’t hear?

You’re here but not there, awake but not aware

You’re just not there for me

You just can’t hear, you just can’t see

How much you mean to me

I wish you could hear my lonely song

And then my love, then you’ll set me free

You just can’t hear, you just can’t see

How much you mean to me

I wish you could hear my lonely song

And then my love, then you’ll set me free

I try to fill this empty cage with you, sometimes

But you can’t feel a song you refuse to move to, this time

Loving a heart that’s blind to the ‘me’ that’s inside

I want to be true to myself, time to cross that tired faint line

 I’ve been delicate for too long, besides –

Yeah you just can’t hear, you just can’t see

How much you mean to me

I wish you could hear my lonely song

And then my love, then you’ll set me free

Yeah you just can’t hear, you just can’t see

How much you mean to me

I wish you could hear my lonely song

And then my love, then you’ll set me free

I don’t want to be another lonely bird

I need love or set me free.

If you can’t hear my lonely song, my dream,

Then maybe my love, just maybe

Our love’s not meant to be.

Original Lyrics written by Leni Kae (c). Please contact Leni Kae for enquiries or collaborations. Sydney, Australia.

Posted on March 18, 2019

“Healing Mountains in Pink and Gold”, 117cm x 81cm is an Acrylic and Ink abstract landscape artwork on rolled canvas by Australian artist Leni Kae. This contemporary landscape painting tells of renewed faith coming from blossoming passion, love and opportunity. The mountains represent the heart’s desire, and layers of pink leaf and petal blossoms symbolize growing emotion. The brown tones tell of sense of feeling grounded. The gold representing fulfilment and prosperity that comes with being true to the self and following the heart’s desire.

This pink, brown and gold abstract landscape painting is from the series “Healing Landscapes”, a series of paintings which incorporate the patterned flow of growing leaf forms with the healing power of colour in abstract contemporary landscapes. Leni Kae (dip colour therapy) uses colour science in this series.

The artwork has since sold, pictured below with a frame chosen by the buyer; and in a beautiful interior styling setting.

Healing Mountains in Pink and Gold, by Leni Kae (c) Acrylic on Canvas
Posted on February 1, 2019