Liesha Jane Yaz

about me

Rather than creating a site specific landscape, I am driven by the desire to show the spirit and energy of a place, allowing the viewer to contemplate.

Each painting is an emotional response to a place, a feeling or experience. I use references from nature, the suggestion of a landscape, a hint of sky reflected in water, or a storm brewing in the distance. I love the idea that the paintings are completed by the viewers imagination and response, a collaboration between two of us.

I use oils and mixed media to create texture and form in my paintings. I love to play with consistencies and glazes and see what effects I can create, the painting always takes on a life of its own sometimes demanding months of work and layer upon layer of paint and others are completed in a matter of days.

My interest in nature and the ever changing but constant landscape is a continual source of passion. I am fortunate to live on Ashdown Forest with far reaching views across to the South Downs from my studio which provides me with constant inspiration.

After studying at Maidstone College of Art I spent 10 years living abroad and travelling throughout Anatolia I also draw on the natural and rugged beauty I experienced whilst travelling.My work has been sold in the UK and Internationally.


EXHIBITIONS 2018-2015

2018 Gordon Dadds LLP, Private View

2018 December Art Show Battle Represented by The Arts Portfolio

2018 The Arts Portfolio Art Fair @Hendall Manor

2018 The Handcrafted Arts Fair High Hurstwood East Sussex

2018 CG Gallery ,Tunbridge Wells, Huawei Private View

2018 The September Art Fair Wadhurst, Selected Artist

2018 Pure Arts Fair Battle East Sussex, Selected Artist

2017 Vedo Corporate Art Exhibition - Gallery Different Fitzrovia London

2017 Wing Gallery Wadhurst Ongoing

2017 International Art Fair, Sevenoaks, Kent

2016 Art Rooms 2016 London Melia Hotel, Regents Park.

2016 Pelham House Open, Lewes

2016 Former Stock Exchange - 125 Old Broad Street, London - Plastic Propoganda

2016 Nautical Perspectives - St Katherines Docks - London - Plastic Propoganda

2016 Brighton Open Houses - Claremont Hotel Hove

2016 Lewes Artwave Pelham House

2016 Sensations - Wing Gallery, Wadhurst

2016 Crowborough Arts Open Studios

2015 South East Open Studios

2015 Crowborough Arts Open Studios

2015 Wing Art Gallery Wadhurst

2015 Lustre '15 OBS Gallery Tonbridge


Commissions

I take into consideration the culture and corporate identity of organisations, creating sophisticated artwork, to enhance the environment, and the mood of those within it. After an initial consultation, to establish your needs, I will send a comprehensive quotation.

And with private commissions, I work with you to apply my style to your home, encompassing colour schemes and your interior design to create a harmonious atmosphere.