Lee Herring was born in Sunderland in the North East of England. He studied Fine Art at the University of Chester and graduated with 1st Class Honours and was awarded the coveted University Prize. He has always had a creative streak and is now a full-time contemporary painter specialising in vibrant, textured and abstracted landscapes.
Herring uses 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! He has an arsenal of tools that he uses; pallet knives, trowels and scrapers. These allow for a very loose and energetic application helping him to continually push contemporary boundaries. Multiple layers are built up creating the abstracted and expressionist scenes more than representational. Splashes of neon spray and blobs of pastel shades then create his unique, signature style. Thick, impasto texture pops from the surface casting shadows and intrigue.