Next week I'm returning to Westminster Reference library, Leicester Square, London artrabbit.com/events/the-orange-tree-lee-simmons
'The Orange Tree'
'Whilst identifying as an artist, I also work as a trauma therapist; interest in how we interact with each other and the world, with an emphasis on double edges (violence, peace, greed, oneness, memory and geography) fuels my art practice.
My artwork takes the form of lively paintings both studio based and temporary in the great outdoors; these might be three dimensional, site specific or living. Two dimensional pieces often gather narratives from life experience that influence further research and projects.
My photographs, books and texts also document events, questions and concepts; with snapshots and memoirs from these fleeting moments, time and place. ‘ L. A. Simmons'
A selection of Simmons’ landscape paintings, prints and artist's books will be in the library exhibition space from 27th May to 2nd June 2019.
She will be developing new work on site, as part of a long standing project with libraries.
Orange Tree, oil paint on aluminium, 30x40 cm, 2019
Freedom, oil paint on aluminium, 30x40 cm, 2019
Snow, oil paint on aluminium, 30x40 cm, 2019
Autumn, oil paint on aluminium, 30x40 cm, 2019
Winter, oil paint on aluminium, 30x40 cm, 2018
'Westminster Reference library is a public library in the heart of London’s West End, located between Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. Situated on the site of Sir Isaac Newton’s house, the library’s architecture reflects the original building’s charming style and continues its rich history.
We have served the public for over 90 years and hold a collection that draws on our culturally significant location.
Our Art & Design collection is designated by Arts Council England as a collection of outstanding national significance.'