Leni Kae is a painter, illustrator, colour specialist and all-round creative force. Whilst she draws inspiration from the Greats of the modern art period (Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall and Gustav Klimt), Leni has also exhibited in the distinguished cities from which these artists came. From the Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany to the International Florence Biennale, Gaudi’s Casa Batllo in Barcelona to Montreal, London, New York and more, Leni has broken ground with her works and collected accolades in the process.
Her art making process is intuitive in that no direct plan is made; instead colour, form and composition are guided by a gentle awareness of the viewer’s emotional reaction to the works. Leni uses a different materials and tools depending on the work: her most recent paintings use acrylic paint and ink, whilst her drawings are produced with watercolour pencils. “When I first started painting I only used oils, and it is a rich but slower process. I find it works better for themes of reflection and visiting the past”.
Leni also draws inspiration from the beautiful pets she has had over the years – an eclectus parrot and budgie. Despite her international success as an artist, she looks forward to working on more projects locally.