The work of British artist L.S. O’Shea is an investigation of colour and exploration through the medium of oil. She isn’t simply painting what she sees, rather expressing the emotions her subject matter evokes to her on a deeper level.
On occasion incorporating subtle references from old master’s classic works such as Picasso’s 1901 ‘Harlequin’ and Matisse’s ‘Woman with a Hat’ – as depicted in the background of her recent (2018) self- portrait.
Her love of art reignited after the passing of a loved one, she found comfort in paint once again after years away from the easel. Oil became her new focus, medium and meaning. Having lived in the beautiful Cotswolds, U.K. and NYC in recent years, she has now settled back home in North Wales where the rolling Welsh hills and local lily ponds give a constant source of inspiration, often painting ‘en plein air’ to capture nature first hand.
With a background in fabric design, and painting commissions for hotels, O’Shea has a delicate eye for colour, paying close attention to colours she places next to one another other, maximising impact whilst achieving balance and harmony in her work.
June 12, 2019
Landscape, Abstract, Painting, I - L