About the print
A limited edition fine art giclee print, size: 50 x 40 cm, 20 x 16 inches.
Printed on beautiful quality Hahnemüele Smooth Rag paper 308gm.
The original painting Gold Lunula by Aia Leu was part of, Rockpools – Precious as Gold, an exhibition of paintings by Aia Leu at the Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, 2012. This series of paintings explored the imagery of prehistoric jewels, precious gems, La Tene jewellery and bronze age rock patterns all connected to imaginary rockpools.
About the Artist
Born in 1971, Aia Leu is a landscape artist who works in oil and watercolours, she moved to Kenmare, Ireland in 1989. A third generation artist as a teenager she studied figure sketching in Vevey, Switzerland. Her paternal grandmother is the Swiss artist Eva Aeppli.
Aia’s work draws directly from her multicultural and bohemian upbringing, which saw her raised ‘on the road’, as her parents followed their dream of a life of ‘art and freedom’. Her work is particularly influenced by both her years spent as a child in India, and the richness of the Irish landscape, a prolific landscape painter she has recently illustrated Thoth Journey – The Oracle of Change which reflects beautifully the diversity of her inspiration.
She has exhibited in Ireland with solo shows at the Carnegie Arts Centre and group shows internationally, her work is currently on exhibition as a part of ‘Leu Family Art’ at the Museum Tinguely Basel, Switzerland.