My work is mainly inspired by the neglected landscape. Construction sites, interiors of buildings and other mundane aspects of city life provide me with rich material. I work on several pieces concurrently, starting with pencil sketches on location, and the challenge for me in my studio is to simplify the shapes I see, constructing and destroying as part of the process. My work is quite intuitive and I am often drawn to vibrant colours which represent how I feel about the subject rather than what I actually see.
Lel Blair lives and works from her studio in Edinburgh.
Recent Exhibitions include: Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, 2016, 2014; Bonnington6 Exhibition, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014; Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2013; Leith School of Art Summer Exhibitions, 2013, 2012, 2011.
Work in private collections in UK, Italy, Portugal, USA, Hong Kong. Member of SSA, Visual Arts Scotland.
Press coverage: South China Morning Post Magazine, Catherine Shaw, March 2014.