Lavinia Letheby

Lavinia Letheby is a visual artist who creates two-dimensional art pieces in varying mediums and surfaces. She is proficient in acrylic, watercolour, spray paint and digital art. Her passion is in large scale public art pieces and commissioned one off fine art pieces.

Lavinia Letheby is a visual artist who creates two-dimensional art pieces in varying mediums and surfaces. She is proficient in acrylic, watercolour, spray paint and digital art. Her passion is in large scale public art pieces and commissioned one off fine art pieces.
At 13 yrs of age she began her first business, painting large scale Christmas scenes on shopfront windows. This continued into painting all backdrops and props for high school musical and stage productions.
In 2013 she began focussing on her art career, entering many exhibitions and competitions, selling numerous pieces and wining a handful of small prizes. She was also commissioned to illustrate five children’s education books which were turned into printed books and a learning app and games.
Over the past five years Lavinia has travelled Australia, painting numerous murals and artworks on many different surfaces including an entire Landcruiser Troop Carrier.
More recently the past two years were spent living in the remote west Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing where she utilized her art and creative skills working along side aboriginal elders, teaching them technical paintings skills, tie dying, lino printing and silk screen printing as a regional supervisor for the local Aboriginal Corporation. This then grew into working with Indigenous youth and facilitating many art related projects, including numerous community murals (over twelve within the town), painting collaborations, a youth clothing line and the artwork for the new town playground. This was noticed by the local arts resource centre where she was recruited to run the Youth Arts Sector of the business, to work alongside established elder artists and to setup and hang the gallery space. A highlight of this position was being asked to facilitate the first ever mural inside a Western Australian police station in collaboration with local youth.
Lavinia’s own artwork style varies, with many pieces focusing on photo realism landscapes or spray can portraits, through to a more pop art inspired artworks reminiscent of old poster art. Her murals are always bright, colourful and reflective of the local area.
She endeavours to captivate her audience with her works with each piece depicting a story or creating an emotional connection, as she believes art is a very powerful way to convey a message, story or emotion.
Currently Lavinia runs her own business “ Art By Lavinia” in Mission Beach. Through this business she is commissioned to do murals, t-shirt designs, graphic design images, customised paintings and logos.Lavinia 3.jpg