Lord Howe Island is one of the places that fits almost anyone’s, or any families activity requirements. Whether that’s doing absolutely nothing under kentia palms, with a gentle ocean breeze making you feel like king or queen for the day, or Scuba diving some of the most amazing dive spots on this planet. Simply put Lord Howe has everyone’s individual needs covered.
That being said, there’s a unique group that is attracted to Lord Howe Island, and they keep coming back to satisfy the craving that is specific to their individual requirements, and that is the artist.
Lord Howe Island has been an artists paradise since it was discovered. With simple sketches made by first fleet sailors, to world renowned National Geographic photographers, famous Australian painters, even international documentary film makers, the list is long and prestigious.
The subject of the artist, the island itself, has had a way of captivating the soul, and leaves a wanting for the beauty of nature and the aesthetics around us. It draws the viewer back time and time again, with a window into perfection.
The locals of Lord Howe Island are no exception to the enchanted artists that visit the island. The island has a way of making one want to express, or capture the beauty that is seen daily. Hence we have as an island community produced some amazing artists, with works that stand on their own as world class.
A perfect example of an island artist who’s work has become so refined that currently would stand side by side with some of the best nature photographers on earth. With an eye for composition, and a time refined understanding of the subtle nuances of natures own heavenly lighting system Ken Lees, has become one of Lord Howe Island’s premier artists. His understanding of the island as a subject, has seen him explore Lord Howe with unyielding tenacity from every vantage point, under all weather conditions, seasonal changes, and of course the natural inhabitants different migratory states.
With a skill set that is on par with high level international photographers, and an intimate knowledge of the island that escapes the casual visitor, Ken is in a unique position to frame and present the majesty of this alluring island as the ultimate artists destination.
Book accommodation with Arajilla Retreat, and talk to their staff about tours and locations. Or even better, talk to Ken himself, as he is one Arajilla’s friendly faces, and part of a very talented island family.
Keep an eye on this spot. Exciting things coming in the near future, for lovers of art, and our favourite location on earth Lord Howe Island.