Latesha was born in North Carolina U.S.A and migrated with her family to Australia when she was a young girl, exploring her creativity through painting, drawing and writing. She has always been a creative and fond of arts and crafts from a young age. Her path has been a windy one and she has worked for many years in the corporate office environment. Her creativity has since taken over and she now enjoys many elements of the creative process whether it be through murals, teaching, live art, drawing, painting and illustrating.
She is inspired by great artists who push colour boundaries such as Henri Rosseau. She is a self-taught and multi -faceted artist. Her love of drawing is first and her works on paper include inks, gouache, watercolour and ink. Her other beloved medium consists of oils, acrylics and enamel on canvas. She incorporates the same themes across both areas of her work. She is the eternal wanderer and discoverer of nature and its beauty and from this is where she draws her inspiration.
Latesha’s current body of work explores the nature of fantasy, universal creation and explores human consciousness through use of nature and animals.
This work represents a visual diary of sorts, to capture themes that the artist has viewed or observed in real life. To highlight and communicate her internal visual dialogue Latesha uses the energy of bold vibrant colours to express emotion and affect your senses.
Her use of two mediums in this collection allows her to express the duality of her work; the richness of
colour and energy through oils on canvas encompassing various textures and techniques and the more
finite, illustrative detail in ink mixed with free-flowing watercolours.
Her motto being to `spread a little light to the world through the canvas’