I was raised on faery stories and horror stories….often not a lot of difference
between them when you really think about it. My work has evolved from
a childhood that was filled with imaginative play and has been influenced
by countless artists and writers who have fuelled my imagination and inspired me to embrace my personal creative vision. In my head, I’m still the nine year old who used to leave small pieces of cake in the garden for any faeries who might be passing through. I also have a particular fondness for monsters.
Having been self-employed as a figurative sculptor since 1994, I returned to University in 2012 to pursue my lifelong love of illustration, gaining a degree in Visual Communication Design in 2015. My first children’s picture book, “No Room for a Wombat”, was published by Scholastic Books in January 2017. I am currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Visual Art & Creative Practice, working on my second picture book, and teaching in the Visual Communication program at the University of South Australia.
My illustrative work (both 2 & 3 dimensional is grounded in a love of drawing, traditional media and processes, and story-telling.
2017: “No Room for a Wombat” published in January by Scholastic Books.
2016: Employed by UniSA for teaching within Visual Communication degree program.
Contracted by Scholastic Books for 2nd picture book.
2015: Graduate Diploma/Masters in Visual Art & Creative Practice at UniSA.
2014: Illustrator/author contracted to Omnibus Publishing, Parkside, South Australia.
2012: Article: “The Stunning Sculptures of Lorell Lehman”, “FAE”, Spring 2012, Issue 18, UK.
2011: Exhibition: “Real/Unreal” BRAG curated exhibition, ‘exploring the space within the
forward slash*’ *an enigmatic mark linking two impossibly separated states. Burra
Regional Gallery, South Australia.
2011: Exhibition: “A Rhyme in Time” Exhibition of work by invited artists based upon the
theme of Nursery Rhymes. Imagine Gallery, Suffolk, England.
2010: Exhibition: “Schaffas 2″ A Customised Toy exhibition created and curated by
Screamdance. ‘Black Sheep Advertising’ gallery space, Rundle Street, Adelaide.
2004 – 2011: Proprieter/Artist “Not all Faeries are Beautiful” Studio/Gallery. Created
2 and 3 dimensional work based in the ‘fantasy’ genre. Designed and produced
cards, bookmarks and booklets showcasing sculptural and illustrative work.
Ran sculpting workshops periodically in the studio. Exhibitions held yearly
in the Gallery space.
2008: Article: “Not all Faeries are Beautiful – in fact they are reflections of us, warts and all”, Australian Dolls, Bears & Collectibles, Vol. 15, No. 4.
2008: Exhibition: “Between Two Blinks” Solo exhibition of 2 & 3 dimensional work for SALA Festival. ‘NAFAB’ Gallery, Strathalbyn, South Australia.
2006: Exhibition: “Wildlife Art” Curated exhibition of mixed-media artworks. Porter Street Gallery, Goolwa, SouthAustralia.
2003: Exhibition: “Not all Faeries are Beautiful” Solo exhibition of figurative sculpture.
Thousand Words Gallery, Adelaide.
2002: Exhibition: “All Creatures Great & Small” Group exhibition. StationMasters Gallery,
Strathalbyn, South Australia.
1996-97: Tutor, WEA Adelaide. Designed and taught a polymer clay sculpting course
for adult students.