Friday, 8 February 2013

Featured Artist - Lee Rich

This month we are delighted to be exhibiting the stunning photo realistic canvases of Lee Rich at The Laboratory. Lee, married with two children, was born in Rochford and grew up on Canvey, now living local to Wat Tyler.
 Lee drew pictures and enjoyed colouring as a child but never picked up a paint brush. It has only been in the last couple of years that Lee has discovered that she has a talent for painting and a keen eye for detail.
In 2011 Lee registered and signed up for a painting on canvas course with BEST ( Basildon Education Services Trust). It was here that Lee discovered acrylics and was given the opportunity to explore art and try new things.
Since realising her talent in 2011 and with the support and encouragement from friends and family, Lee has produced some beautiful pieces of work which are currently displayed at The Laboratory at Wat Tyler Country Park. Lee has also exhibited work at the Basildon Art Gallery in the Eastgate Shopping Centre.
Lee's chosen and preferred medium is acrylics and has recently completed a few commissioned projects on canvas. Lee works from photos and paints her representation of what she sees in a photo realistic style. Lee enjoys painting portraits and animals, especially tackling textured fur and fine detail.
 If you would like to commission a pet portrait, portrait or painting for yourself or as a gift, Lee would be happy for you to contact her on:
Alternatively check out Lee's blog on :

Lee's stunning canvases exhibited at The Laboratory

"Crane" Acrylic on canvas. Can you believe this was Lee's first ever painting?

"Homeless Boy" Acrylic on canvas.

"Simon" Acrylic on canvas.

"Lenny" Acrylic on canvas.

"Journey Home" Acrylic on canvas.

"Junior" Acrylic on canvas.

"Nahla" Acrylic on board. Why not order a stunning pet portrait as a special gift for  that special someone?

For more information on The Laboratory or to enquire about a commission contact Lisa at or visit The Laboratory, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00am-4:30pm.


  1. Utterly amazing work Lee, they look even better in real life!!
    Stunning pieces !

  2. Hi Lisa, I met you today briefly at The Laboratory, well done on your achievement, itl ooks very exciting.
    You asked what I do. Some of my work is shown on my blog at: http//
    I hope to visit The Laboratory again soon and to join in next time.