A B O U T
Dutch abstract painter Léonce Lemmens (b. Maastricht / The Netherlands) creates abstract expressionist paintings. She works with acrylics, oil, mixed media, ink, spray paint on canvas and paper. Léonce's paintings are mostly build up with many layers. Applied paint gets removed again, after which new layers are created with new elements. It's a playful and inquisitive process, resulting in artworks that tell their own story.
In her youth Léonce Lemmens always was drawing and painting. She wanted to become a fashion designer and studied at the Art Academy in Maastricht. Her plans changed: during her study she seized the opportunity to work at an advertising agency. A job that led her quit the Academy. After some years in the advertising/public relations world she took a different path and the next decades she had a meandering career, working from healthcare till international real estate finance.
Throughout her life, Léonce's art had been private domain. That was until 2014 when she -being an avid traveler- made a trip to the Mongolian Gobi desert. This particular experience reawakened whatever had drawn her to paint. Painting has her full attention ever since and she found her way in abstraction.
Léonce Lemmens currently lives at the Dutch countryside.
"In my paintings I try to capture the ephemeral, that which lies beyond words or reason. It just comes natural. My inspiration comes from occurrences in daily life, people I meet, contrasts spotted in nature or cities, architecture, mix of cultures. What touches my heart I translate in my paintings. While painting I have no limits, I love to explore and mix colors and materials, as result that I sometimes mess up a painting, but this can also be the start of something unexpected new.
Painting is fun, sometimes a struggle: is it enough, is it finished, is it too much? However, it's always an adventure."
Monat Art Gallery Madrid Spain
Carroussel du Louvre, Paris
April 8-10, 2022 | Participation - Represented by ARTio Gallery Toronto Canada
Paris International Art Fair Art3f
January 28 - 30th, 2022 | Participation - Represented by MONAT Gallery Madrid
“The world revolves around ME”
January 28th - February 3rd, 2022
Participation International Contemporary Art Exhibition - M.A.D.S. Art Gallery Milano and Fuerteventura
MONAT Gallery Madrid
'Power of Creativity'
Art book devised by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
Participation | Appears Spring 2022
February 21 - July 21, 2022
Participation Online Exhibition | Have a look:
Exhibition Colorida Art Gallery Lisbon (cancelled re. Covid)
Exhibition Gemeentehuis Hattem
Group exhibition Koetshuizen Elswout Overveen
MONAT Gallery Madrid Spain https://www.monatgallery.com
M.A.D.S. Art Gallery Milano (Italy) end Fuerteventura (Canarias Islands)
International Mixed Reality Art Gallery
ONLINE GALLERY ART