Alice Lenkiewicz paints imaginary landscapes, people and other ‘worlds’ from imagination. They are people she has read about from history and people she creates from imagination and appreciates from memory, history and folk legend. She is inspired towards magic realism and beautiful things. Entwining this theme with popular culture and personal memoir, Lenkiewicz’s characters aim to form a magical and alternative journey that take inspiration from Fairy tales, Punk and Science fiction. Her work is primarily about being a woman in modern society and expressing her journey in creative media, a form that provides her with creative freedom to express herself and an interesting exploration of the world she sees around her in an imaginative way.
Lenkiewicz’s work aims to explore the dark and light sides of the hidden psyche, revealing both dreams and fears. She also is interested in the marvellous world, a uni-dimensional world. Anything can happen there: the enchantress of myth, legend and fairy tale embraces the supernatural realm that blends with the natural, familiar world arriving at a combination of two layers of reality.
She lived for some time in Cornwall and New Mexico in the US. The combination of these two environments has inspired her with ideas for legend and folklore. Growing up in Cornwall and Devon with her parents and her father, the artist Robert Lenkiewicz, was also a great inspiration. Her father’s interest in the occult, people and art provided Alice Lenkiewicz with a world of creative opportunity. She thinks that the landscapes she paints are often superimposed reflections of her experiences, people she has known and the way she sometimes sees the world.
Lenkiewicz has travelled and lived in many parts of the UK. After completing her studies in Lancashire, she moved to live and work in Liverpool where she has been ever since.