Lee BYFORD-DAYNES

Lee BYFORD-DAYNES

Lee is an exceptionally talented self-taught artist, working in top quality oil paints on canvas. She specialises in portraiture and her work can take her several months to capture the feeling and identity of the sitter. Her work is characterised by a moody and incredibly beautiful tonal back drop/setting. As well as portraiture, Lee has painted still lifes and more recently loves to include Native flora and fauna (see Common Garden Variety) . Her body of work from 2011-12 shows the culmination of this with her skill as a portrait artist (see Adorned and Oasis)

In November 2006, Gallery De Novo hosted Lee's first solo exhibition 'Still Life' - which consisted of a collection of paintings and drawings she had been working on over the past couple of years. This show was a huge success and her work was written about by several leading newspapers. In 2011 Lee was a finalist in the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award and in 2012 she was awrded "Highly Commended" for the Adam Portraiture Award in Wellington (the judge was Senior Curator for the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Christopher Chapman).

Gallery De Novo is very privileged to have Lee's work in its collection and we believe she is making a name for herself within New Zealand's artistic elite. In the years we have exhibited her work, we have sold pieces both nationally and internationally to collectors who have commented on her talent with great excitement.

Lee BYFORD-DAYNES's Work

Coventina Puriri

Coventina's Lament

Puriri

Oil on Board
20 x 25cm
Oil on Ply Board
25 x 25cm
Spring Timber

Spring

Timber

Handmade mixed media doll
Height: 32cm
Original Oil on Board
Unframed size: 41x61cm
Unless Huia

Unless

Huia

Original oil painting on stretched linen
Selected as part of touring exhibition for the Adam Portrait Award (2012)
ARTISTS PRIVATE COLLECTION
Oil on Canvas
Kaleidoscope Aunty

Kaleidoscope

Aunty

Original oil on stretched canvas
Featuring native flora and fauna of New Zealand
Original oil on stretched linen
Jack Whio

Jack

Whio

Original oil on stretched linen
Commission work 
Original oil on stretched linen
Oasis Little Blue

Oasis

Little Blue

Original oil painting on stretched canvas Original oil painting on stretched canvas
Featuring Little Blue Penguin
Painting size: 15.5 x 15.5cm
Wry Contemplation Adorned

Wry Contemplation

Adorned

Original oil on stretched canvas
Painting size: 15.5 x 15.5cm
Original oil painting on stretched linen
Flowers In Her Hair

Flowers In Her Hair

Original oil painting on stretched canvas
(self portrait of artist)

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