Letitia Kimmorley was born in Bourke and grew up on a sheep station. She is now based in beautiful Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast.
Letitia is a primarily self-taught artist working in a variety of mediums; pencil, charcoal, acrylics, water colour and ink. Textiles can often find their way into a creation, especially natural fibers. Letitia also enjoys working with clay and hand building.
Time alone during the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for Letitia to pick up a brush again and dive back into her creative realm. Art is her escape from the ‘noises’ of the modern world. When creating, Letitia is transported to another world, to a place of peace where she is engulfed in the raw emotion of the subject and its composition. At this point she is consumed in creation and is elevated with feelings of joy and tranquillity; in this moment, nothing else exists.
Suffering on and off with mental health, Letitia finds that her creative bubble helps her in overcoming and soothing the demons that can rummage the mind. Art is her way to release their grip and regain control.
Letitia’s influences stem from her studies of the Renaissance masters like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo as well as Australian artist Norman Lindsay, a major influence on her works.
Letitia is a passionate observer of the natural world, fascinated with intricate designs of Mother Nature’s creations – from the veins on the back of a leaf, to the patterns on tree bark or vibrant colour and design of fungi. She is drawn to studying the human form in its natural beauty with smooth flowing lines, the play of light as it dances across the muscles, the emotions expressed in movement or a moment captured.
Letitia likes to produce thought-provoking works that inspire connection and emotion in the viewer.
Letitia said, “I see a bright light at the end of the tunnel where I can assist in facilitating support for others in overcoming any challenges they may face through self-expression and inspire others to explore their own artistic expression.”