Lois O'Hara is an Artist from Brighton and she graduated from the Illustration course at AUB (Arts University Bournemouth) this year.
She is fascinated by process. Her vibrant, diverse and creative practice takes in Printmaking, Design & Art Direction, Illustration, Site-specific murals and Painting. There is, however, a consistent thread running through her work. "I'm interested in capturing the fluidity of an image in motion," says Lois, and it's this sense of fluidity – combined with her love of process and bold colour combinations that makes her work so recognisable.
Lois’s visual narratives are playful but she likes to express her inner emotions and feelings. Lois has a very positive outlook on life and therefore much of her artwork is striking and influential. Lois has also worked on many projects that raise awareness of social challenges.
Although her Illustration course was restricted in terms of what style of Illustration was encouraged, nothing held Lois back. Her eye-catching experiments were certainly getting noticed whilst she was in her final year. Yearning (screenprint) appeared in the 2016 Jealous Needs You exhibition which was held at Jealous Studios and The Saatchi Gallery in London. People of Print published an interview with Lois in June 2017, and she's also a vendor on their Department Store site. In September 2017, Look Up Prints Interviewed her as their third ‘ONES TO WATCH’ artist. September was an exciting month for Lois as she also hosted her very first solo exhibition in her hometown, Brighton.
Group: SIGNALS at Canvas, Bournemouth 2016
Group: Jealous Needs You at Jealous Studios and Saatchi Gallery, London, 2016
Group: First Thursdays for Creative Debuts at The Black & White Building, London 2017
Group: Bestival for The Vending Machine Art Gallery, Dorset 2017
Solo: YES at The Square, Brighton 2017
Group: Kleptomania for SarahJamesArts at Chalmers Bequest Gallery, London 2017
Group: Show Of Hands for Young & Idle at Victoria Dalston, London 2017
Group: Artist Open House @ Bailey Contemporary Art Gallery, Brighton 2017
Group: ONCA Gallery, Brighton 2017
Solo: Pop Up Brighton, Brighton 2017