I am a visual artist who combines traditional mediums and methods with exciting modern paint technology’s to produce visually rich canvases.
Born in Zimbabwe, I studied Interior Design at the Regent Academy in London and recently returned to Perth after eight years working as a full time artist in Bahrain. While in the Middle East I had the opportunity to study art with the Imam (yes, we had a chaperone) Fareed Bu Qees and also exhibited at the National Museum.
‘MIZUDORI’ Japanese for a light blue water pigment. The colour pallet for this painting is inspired by a precious, almost translucent little piece of Japanese porcelain. It is ancient and when i hold it in my palm, looking at the soft black Japanese signature on the back i wonder about the life and times of the creator. 30 x 152 cm Mixed media on canvas. Only $550.00 demi.mcleod
Demi McLeod ‘PIANO’ mixed media and oil on linen 122 x 122 cm $1,500 This work has so many layers, some of which you see in the textures, others ‘pop’ through in strong colour contrasts. Love using spatulas from my cake decorating to work in the lush thick paints.
Demi Mcleod this painting was originally commissioned by an embassy in bahrain in 2010. however due to ’the spring of discontent’ in the middle east, along with civil uprisings in bahrain, we were evacuated. so here it is for sale in perth the feathers are thick layers of oil paint and the deep gold leaf is 23.75 carat. ‘PERCEPTION’ 100 x 100 cm $1,200
GIBEL CARP GARDEN’ mixed media on canvas 152 x 30 cm the oxidising patinas used in this painting give an organic range of wonderful colours. the liquor then punches them out, fat and juicy.
Demi McLeod TENKARA mixed media on canvas 30 x 152 cm $550 Tenkara, is the simple method of Japanese fly fishing using just a bamboo cane, line and hand tied fly.as a keen fly fisher woman i know that keeping the equipment simple makes the whole experience more tactile and hugely satisfying.
Demi Mcleod New works coming in this weekend YAYOI mixed media on linen. 91 x 91 cm $1,200 Yayoi Kusama, is the legendary Japanese artist whose dotty patterns inspired Damien Hirst’s spot paintings. And as this painting evolved I realised I was following the same route, hence the name.