Leni Kae’s artwork “Reach of Sunrise Through the Fjord” is a finalist in the Heysen Prize for Landscape 2020.
An abstract landscape inspired by Port Davey Tasmania, “The Reach of Sunrise Through the Fiord” draws on the poetic parallel between the external visual landscape and the internal emotional experience. As sunrise and light pours through a fiord, there is a sense that it calls on viewers to witness a new day and breathe in new possibilities; to reflect on the travels and new experiences hidden beyond the fjord.
Reflecting a flow of emotional response to this scene, watercolour becomes an essential medium in the expressive experience and process. Layers of linework are then applied as reflective of the light and energy of the landscape connecting to the human emotional experience. Sunlight is expressed using thicker acrylic overtones including fluoro pink and yellow lines, reaching through the fjord and across the landscape; carrying a message to boldly accept the new day, adventure, and the challenge of new beginnings.
Exhibition launch – 6pm Saturday 12 December 2020
Exhibition dates – 12 December 2020 –14 February 2021
Leni Kae’s portrait artwork “Unfinished Love Letter From the Inside” is an online finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Prize.
The artwork is a self portrait of the artist, and pictures the artist baring her heart and soul to herself in a letter. How often are we truly honest with ourselves? The inner voice has awoken after self-exploration of the artist’s inner world. The lovebird represents the artist’s passions and desires.
The artwork size is 51cm (W) x 61cm (H) featuring an additional beautiful white floating frame, and ready to hang. Created using watercolour, acrylic, pencil on canvas. Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
“Unfinished Love Letter From the Inside” is currently being exhibited online with Lethbridge Gallery. Sales enquiries via (07) 3369 4790 or by email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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
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 >.
53 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, Qld
17 July – 27 July 2019, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Awards Night: Saturday 20 July, 4:30 – 6:30pm
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.
Leni Kae’s artwork “Immersion in Blue” has been chosen as a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award, 2019.
‘Immersion in Blue’ 50x50cm by Leni Kae has been inspired by a poem by the artist:
“I could drown in the space where dreams live
The space where truth comes alive
Watch me soak it all in until life doesn’t matter
And rise again with new vigour”– Leni Kae, Sydney Artist, Writer
This year, due to the high number of quality entries there will be two exhibitions across both Brisbane based Lethbridge galleries. The award will be presented in the Paddington Gallery, where Leni Kae’s artwork will be exhibited.
The opening of the exhibition and the announcement of the winners will take place:
6pm Saturday June 29
Lethbridge Gallery Paddington
136 Latrobe Terrace,