Latesha was born in North Carolina U.S.A and migrated with her family to Australia when she was a young girl, exploring her creativity through painting, drawing and writing. She has always been a creative and fond of arts and crafts from a young age. Her path has been a windy one and she has worked for many years in the corporate world. Her creativity has since taken over and she now enjoys many elements of the creative process whether it be through murals, teaching, live art, drawing, painting and illustrating.
She is a self-taught and multi -faceted artist. Her love of drawing comes first and her works on paper include the wonderful world of inks, gouache, watercolour and pencils. Her other beloved medium consists of oils, acrylics and enamel on canvas. She incorporates the same themes across both areas of her work. She is the eternal wanderer and discoverer of nature and its beauty and from this is where she draws her inspiration.
Latesha’s current body of work explores the realm of fantasy, universal creation and explores human consciousness through use of nature, spiritual symbolism and animals. This work represents a visual diary of sorts, to capture themes that the artist has viewed or observed in real life and expresses them with a touch of whimsy!
Her motto being to `spread a little light to the world through the canvas’