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2016 RFL Home and Garden Expo is running  through 6th March.

You can find all Donation items in the special RFL vendors and they are 100% proceeds go towards the charity.

This year ART takes part of RFL H&G Expo. At Hope 9 you can find IanLee Patton artist

Who is IanLee? She says of herself

I make mainly anime/manga influenced digital art. My main influences are Masamune Shirow, Salvadore Dali, Leonardo, Chiho Aoshima, Redjuice, Busou Shinki, Andy Goldsworthy, H.R.Giger,
Roger and Freya Dean & Derek Riggs to name loads. Other influences include Anime/Japanese shows such as Star Fleet, Ghost in the shell, Cowboy Bebop and…Goldenboy!

I have A level Art and an Illustration Degree which taught me various practical processes: screen printing, etching, life drawing and photography. Where it lacked was in Digital process since 14 yrs ago computers were just beginning to become a big deal in illustration. Educational outlets appeared to be in a transitional phase too. So any digital art knowledge I have is pretty much self taught. It took shows like Cowboy bebop, which I watched around 2005, to reawaken my love of this style of drawing. A style which many believe to be “easy.” I assure you it has taken me about 10 years and many many awful experiments to feel even a bit confident about what I do. The anime style can be “easily ” copied. What is tough is finding your own style without copying as well as balancing elements of a picture relatively. Something way more easily said than done.

I am a firm believer in Political art as a means to carry a message. On the other hand I do not believe in inciting hatred so it is a bit of a paradox. One that I have yet to fully find an answer to. I’m not even sure there is an answer to that one!

When working digitally I always use just the one slightly oval brush in Photoshop. Everything is drawn with a tablet pen in the same way as I would work traditionally. Sometimes I add a texture layer for the background.

In SL I have shown work in various galleries such as the Artropolis artists sim which is now sadly departed. I currently have a gallery at Space4art and a display at Freda’s Place cafe.

In RL I hope to show some of this work (most at its full resolution about 6x bigger) at local galleries in the UK later this year. I have one show in September 2016 coming up but hope to organise a few more.

Ian Lee ArtThis image was created as part of IanLee “Abditory ” set of 7 pictures. This one created for IanLee Christmas card design this year. All these designs are based on Ikebana or Japanese flower arranging mixed with bonsai and skuls to make a surrealist floating island. Also the style of the image draws on the style of Ukiyo – e paintings as well as old Japanese advertisements styles.

This particular example features strawberries and strawberry leaves due to the Japanese celebrating Christmas with strawberry cake! Plus the skull is that of a bird that is often eaten at christmas. And probably most obviously the bonsai is a fir variety. Each of these images takes around 2 months to complete since IanLee works at very high resolutions to try and get as much details las possible. This gives IanLee the option to be able to print out at large scales or to zoom in  to create smaller close up versions of each picture.
ianleeart1Abditory is 100% Donation item for Relay For Life. You found IanLee Patton stand at Hope 9  – 2016 RFL Home and Garden Expo