Contemporary painter Lee Herring was born in Sunderland in the North East of England and now lives and works in Chester. He specialises in vibrant, textured and abstracted landscapes and floral paintings and limited edition prints. Using spray paints, markers and acrylics to create layers of textured backdrops, bold layers are manipulated to reveal hidden chinks of buried colour. Each painting evolves in a free-flowing, spontaneous process, with every mark influencing the next. Brushes are banned from his practice.
With an arsenal of tools, Lee works with pallet knives, trowels and scrapers. These allow for a very loose and energetic application that allow him to continually push contemporary boundaries. Multiple layers are built up creating abstracted and expressionist scenes. Splashes of neon spray and blobs of pastel shades add to his unique, signature style. Thick, impasto texture pops from the surface casting shadows and intrigue.
Lee studied Fine Art at the University of Chester and graduated with 1st Class Honours and was awarded the coveted University Prize.