Living with Koalas artist lavinia SMITH-LEWIS

100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Lavinia SMITH-LEWIS    Title: ‘ My World in Your Hands ‘   – mixed media

Living wiht Koalas artist Lavinia Smith-Lewis


English creative teaching artist based on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. 

My career in Art, Film &TV, Education & Life inspires my work. Creativity for me is about connection. 

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘ My World in Your Hands

Size : W 80cm x H 100cm  ( 32″ x 42” ) | Media: mixed media – charcoal, watercolour, pastel & graphite on archival paper.

  ‘My world in Your Hands’ speaks of the vulnerability, the fragility and the uncertainty of life and without a due course of action we will witness these creatures and the planet we all call home perish. I am so honoured to be part of this very crucial and important campaign to raise awareness for such a vulnerable species as the Koala. Being able to add a ‘voice’ as an advocate by painting this piece, l feel happy in direct contrast of feeling so inept, bereft and devastated watching the catastrophic fires of 2019 and 2020 occur in this beautiful fragile country of Australia. “  Lavinia SMITH-LEWIS

Lavinia Smith-Lewis is an English classically trained artist.  She gained her degrees in Art and Design in the UK and, after travelling the world extensively, has settled on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia. Having also worked in the film and television industry Lavinia has enjoyed a creative, varied life. Working in multiples disciplines that, amongst others, include Drawing, Painting, Printing, Sculpture, Textiles, and Photography. Lavinia believes that the plethora of mediums matches her openness of mind stating 

 “I enjoy the energy of a challenge, of the new and that is what l attempt to imbue in my work for all to observe, experience and share.”

Lavinia has also designed interactive art installations in both the education and corporate sector. Along with commissions and personal work she is currently involved in a collaborative project within her own community. Lavinia sells her art worldwide, and has won various awards. Notably her drawing of  ‘Omni – the Grand Mother tree of Darkinjung land’ hangs inside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.


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Living with Koalas 100 artworks