Sheena Lassen’s representational landscape paintings of the South Island’s rugged hills and mountains have attracted a strong following for her distinctive style. Apart from being taught by William Moore at intermediate school Sheena is largely self taught. Early influences Andrew Wyeth, Bill Sutton, Graeme Sydney which can be seen in her work.
Originally from Christchurch, Sheena has lived in several rural spots around New Zealand before settling in Roxburgh in 2014.
"I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember and have been trying to make a living from it for the last 30 years. It's something I enjoy doing and sharing with people."
Sheena’s work has been part of several group exhibitions throughout New Zealand, including some solo shows. She won first prize in the annual Alexandra Blossom Festival Exhibition in 2016 with her piece entitled Central Otago Landscape.
“My overall artistic direction is of the New Zealand landscapes and especially the South Island high country. There is a focus in my work on the effect changing light has on the land and the way it emphasises the underlying abstract forms and patterns."
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