Sydney artist Leni Kae is a finalist in the Mandorla Art Award with her artwork “The Ways I Feel When You Call My Name”; a 9-piece watercolour series on 300gsm paper.

The religious art prize calls for a reflection on a verse from the Bible:

‘’He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does THE LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Artist Statement:

“To me, the essence of what is required of us, is LOVE. The choice to give love, and the journey of growth from experiencing love, is the purpose and essence of what connects us. Love is also reflected to us in nature; when we give it love, it returns both sustenance and spiritual healing.


The reflection of love through nature is what I explore in this artwork. I take 9 abstract representations of the landscape and reflect on how different kinds of love each plays a part in our growth and healing; romantic love, friendship, love for a child, self-love, passionate love, family, mature love, love reborn, spiritual love.


The abstract river represents a ‘break’ in the emotional self that seeks healing. The flowing patterns of leaf forms symbolise growth, renewal, connection. The 9 pieces reflect the number’s spiritual significance.”

Leni Kae, Artist & Illustrator www.lenikae.com.au

EXHIBITION:
STALA Contemporary Gallery
12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005
Saturday 16 May – Saturday 6 June 2020.

Opening hours are Wednesday to
Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Posted on March 19, 2020

Leni Kae’s artwork “Love Through Purple Haze (Jacaranda Lane)” 75x75cm is a finalist in Aspire Gallery’s ‘A Florists Delight’ Art Prize & Exhibition 2020.

Love Through Purple Haze (Jacaranda Lane) is a pink and purple coloured abstract landscape, painted in acrylic paint on stretched gallery canvas. It will be for sale for the duration of the exhibition, with enquiries to be directed to the gallery info@aspiregallery.com.au

The contemporary abstract landscape painting is inspired by Jacaranda Lane, and expresses the emotional landscape of digging below the surface of emotions to a layer that exposes the purity of passion and unconditional love.

The painting is part of Leni Kae’s series “Healing Landscapes”; a series of paintings which incorporate the patterned flow of growing leaf forms and blossoming petals with the healing power of colour to draw a connection with the emotional landscape . Leni Kae (dip colour therapy) applies colour science to this series.

EXHIBITION DATES 20 March 2020 – 4 April 2020 (Three Weekends – Friday & Saturday)

Aspire Gallery 53 Kennedy Tce, Paddington QLD 10:30am – 4:30pm

Posted on March 17, 2020

Leni Kae’s artwork “Immersion in Blue” 50x50cm is a finalist in Aspire Gallery’s Petite Pieces Art Prize & Exhibition 2020.

Immersion in Blue is a blue abstract landscape, painted in acrylic paint on stretched canvas. It will be for sale for the duration of the exhibition, with enquiries to be directed to the gallery info@aspiregallery.com.au

For the art prize and exhibition, all artworks will be 50x50cm and under; making it a great place to find unique, affordable art to begin or extend your art collection journey.

EXHIBITION DATES 21 February 2020 – 14 March 2020 (Four Weekends – Friday & Saturday)

Aspire Gallery 53 Kennedy Tce, Paddington QLD 10:30am – 4:30pm

Posted on February 12, 2020

Leni Kae’s artwork “In Flight” has been selected for the Art Lovers Australia Prize, 2020.

“In Flight” is an original artwork painted in watercolour on 300gsm paper, artwork size 28cm x 40cm (43cm x 55cm including matte board mount). It is a painting of a bird in flight and expresses freedom, confidence and new adventure; symbolising embracing new journeys with a sense of bold determination and excitement.

The artwork is EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE on Art Lovers Australia. Vote for it while in competition to be in the running to win $500 prize. VOTE NOW >

Painted in a minimalist style with a monotone indigo colour palette, for versatility in matching with various interior design settings. A wonderful art collection piece for bird lovers, and lovers of adventure.

Posted on January 9, 2020

Leni Kae’s artwork “The Evolution of Blue: 6 days to Sunday” is a finalist in the Georges River Art Prize, 2019.

This 6-piece artwork series is an abstract representation of the physical landscape, mirroring the emotional landscape of healing from emotional hardship. The colour transition depicts the journey of healing from ‘being blue’ to lighter emotions reflected by lighter colours towards Sunday; ‘the day of light’, marking a new beginning.

The artwork is painted with watercolour on 300gsm paper, total dimensions approximately 95cm x 60cm, and will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates and Opening Hours

Saturday 26 October 2019 – Thursday 30 January 2020.

Hurstville Museum & Gallery:14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Posted on September 20, 2019

Sydney artist Leni Kae’s work ‘Find Me In a Field of Peonies’ has been selected for the 2019 Kennedy Prize Foundation’s Choice exhibition.

Each year the Kennedy Arts Foundation members invite an entrant to exhibit their artwork in an exhibition at the Kennedy Prize. This year the theme of the prize and exhibition was ‘Beauty’. Leni Kae’s entry artwork , a red toned abstract landscape painting, symbolizes walking through flower fields. Emotionally, it represents walking through memories of romance and romantic beginnings.

2019 Kennedy Prize Exhibition Launch:
Fri 30th August at 7pm

Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Level One, corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA

Posted on August 11, 2019

Leni Kae’s artwork ‘Winter Walk Along Bushrangers Bay’ will be exhibited in Southern Buoy Studios’ inaugural 2019 Mornington Peninsula Landscape Exhibition.

The exhibition is in celebration of Mornington Peninsula scenery; with a prize awarded to the best landscape/ seascape painting.

Winter Walk Along Bushrangers Bay is painted in watercolour, acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvas (76cm x 61cm). In her work, Kae uses line work to express the energetic connection between nature and the elements; whilst also examining the connection between nature and the human emotional landscape. The artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition

OPENING NIGHT | Mornington Peninsula Landscape Exhibition
31 August Opening Night (ticketed event). Winner will be announced on opening night.

Ticket Information coming soon

Posted on August 10, 2019

Leni Kae’s self-portrait, “The Artist Bare: Unfinished, Untold” is a finalist in the Dean Cogle Portrait Prize 2019. The artwork is a 37cm x 45cm acrylic painting on canvas, with canvas and paper collage elements.

The artist says of the artwork:

There is something about motherhood that has forced a self-confrontation. So much changes, it feels like starting over. There is also a mass of paradoxical emotions. There is joy for new life, yet grief for the life that can no longer be lived. There is the rediscovery of the self and your own strength, yet feelings of loss during a period of self-transformation as you say goodbye to your old self. Throughout it all, I felt stripped bare, and like I’m building a new ‘self’ again. In this painting, I have painted myself as bare; unfinished. The loose, stuck on canvas parts represent the untold story to come. Beneath the front layers, I have applied paper over my chest across the canvas, symbolising the small part of me I keep to myself; the part of me that I cannot lose, and the passion that I must guard. ” – Leni Kae

The Dean Cogle Portrait Prize features a $5,000 first prize, and will be on exhibition at Currumbin’s Dust Temple.

Exhibitions Dates: 03-Aug-2019 to 04-Sep-2019
DUST TEMPLE: 54 CURRUMBIN CREEK ROAD, CURRUMBIN, QLD
Monday to Friday 6.30am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am – 1pm

Posted on July 22, 2019

Leni Kae’s artwork ‘Find Me Dreaming by the River’ is a finalist in the Foot Square Small Pieces Art Prize 2019, showing at Aspire Gallery. The painting is a watercolour and acrylic mixed media artwork on stretched canvas, 25.5cm x 25.5cm.

In this painting, Sydney artist Leni Kae explores the emotional awakening that happens through the still of night and dream; drawing a connection to the physical landscape. Flowing paint represents subconscious release of emotion. The forest represents exploration. The mountains represent the attainment of resolution and truth that comes with dream.

The 2019 ‘Foot Square’ Competition will be held at Aspire Gallery, QLD. The artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibition, also available online in Leni Kae’s online shop >.

Aspire Gallery
53 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, Qld

Exhibition Dates:

17 July – 27 July 2019, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Awards Night: Saturday 20 July, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Posted on July 10, 2019

Sydney artist Leni Kae is a finalist in the Du Reitz Art Awards 2019 (2D award) with her artwork “The Ways I Feel When You Call My Name”; a 9-piece watercolour series on 300gsm paper.

The piece is an abstract representation of the landscape and how it mirrors the emotional landscape of the self. Each piece reflects on a different kind of love and how each plays a part in our growth and healing; romantic love, friendship, love for a child, self-love, passionate love, family, mature love, love reborn from random connections.

The fluidity and abstract river represent emotional outpour and a ‘break’ in the emotional self that seeks healing. The flowing patterns of leaf forms symbolise growth and renewal, with each leaf reaching out to the next; highlighting the human need for growth and connection.

The artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition. Enquiries welcome.

Art Awards Exhibition viewing | 24 July – 23 August 2019

The Gympie Regional Gallery is located at 39 Nash Street, Gympie and open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Posted on July 3, 2019
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