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Lindsay Cheesewright
I am a dreamer with my head constantly stuck in the clouds I create art that
reflects this through feminine fantasy themes and surreal surroundings.
A place where things are not always what they seem.

My art always has the common theme of the feminine, I like to start with the
simplest of idea and allow it to develop as I go.
Each piece is a fantastic journey that I travel with watercolours and coloured
pencil as my most treasured companions.

I feel that my current work shows more sophistication and maturity than past
works. I have begun to limit my colours now and have been developing a more
cohesive look and feel to my work.
I am constantly learning from each piece that I complete to help me grow as an
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I was born on the 16th of July, 1981 in the town of Katoomba, NSW
AUSTRALIA. My family is filled with creative people in both art and music .

I lived in Katoomba until the end of my first year of High School where my
family then moved to a small country town in the Central West of NSW, a town
where I still live with my own family; a husband and 5 children.

Throughout my childhood, I spent many hours drawing, painting and reading
about magical places and mythical creatures. I became interested in the world of
fantasy after I was given a poster of a unicorn from my older brother out of one
of his magazines. It was from that moment on I became a huge fan of the world
of fantasy.

People have asked me why I paint fantasy themed artworks, why not rural
landscapes, still life etc. I have never really painted still life, objects or
landscapes except for high school exercises. this never came naturally to me, I
always felt out of my comfort zone. For me, creating fantasy art is a need, it's
like an addiction that I can not and will not give up.

To me fantasy art is not simply about pretty faeries or mermaids, it does actually
go deeper than that. I am so amazed at the way a child's mind works. For
example, imagine the reaction of a child at about 12 months old, they see a man
flying through the air just like a bird.
Naturally we (adults) would look at this flying man and look for the strings,
cables or some sort of explanation as to how he was flying. A young child on
the other hand would not. they are so naive and innocent they would just look
up in intrigue, not questioning the possibilities or the fact that it is not physically
possible for a man to fly unaided by himself.

This is what makes me create fantasy art, a place with out limits or boundaries.
A place where reality has no place.
This is what i love, to base my art on the naivete of a child.
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