I have been commissioned to produce poetry, illustrations, artworks and 'poetry maps' for a range of organisations: The National Trust; Durham University; Fascinating World; Summer in the City Festival; Writerz & Scribez and Neon Books.
I am open to commissions that support organisations to develop upon their understanding of place. This process is often collaborative, involving qualitative research which utilises the words, thoughts and opinions of people within the organisation. Testimonials below.
Price varies according to the project. I am open to variable rates for unemployed people or people in low-wage employment; please ask.
Jemilea Wisdom-Baako (CEO and Creative Director)
During summer 2021, Lee was commissioned by [Writerz & Scribez] to produce artwork inspired by National Trust property 575 Wandsworth Road, alongside other artists for our Ujamaa Project. Lee was absolutely fantastic, throughout the project he positively engaged with artists and facilitators, contributed to discussion, was generous with feedback and a pleasure to work with. The originality of his work coupled with his eye for detail, poetic flair and artistic ambition was a wonder to behold and we were all greatly inspired by the presentation of his final piece. His response to the house was a beautiful representation of the power of art to connect people through time and place and we look forward to more people experiencing his work upon publication.
Lisa Carruthers (curator)
Lee worked on the Ujamaa project in collaboration with National Trust property 575 Wandsworth Road and local arts organisation Writerz and Scribez. Lee produced work inspired by the art at 575, which showcased his artistry and skill in both poetry and mapmaking. Lee’s work exactly reflected the brief he was set, and exceeded our expectations in terms of the personal connection that he made with the story of the house and which was evident in his final work. He worked in a collaborative and consultative way with our team all the way through the project, which has resulted in a piece that reflects 575 in a sensitive, novel, and thoughtful way.
'Jewels in the Dark' involved artists working collaboratively and developed ideas from the remit provided by us.The resulting work is engaging and will be a beacon for other universities.
'We hired Lee to create an illustration for use as an avatar and in other digital assets. His work was quick, of an excellent standard, and fitted the brief perfectly - he even went above and beyond by providing several preliminary sketches to choose from. We'd certainly work with Lee again.'