Lotte Hawley – Artist / Illustrator
Lotte Hawley is a New Zealand artist/illustrator who makes marks on street walls, interior walls, and the traditional pencil or paint to paper. Born and bred in Wellington NZ, Lotte moves where the work is, and has spent the last 5 years developing her brand and skill as an artist as much as the final works itself.
Two distinctive styles personify her work; one a detailed, pencil rendered illustrative style, and the other, a contemporary pop art line work style. Lotte enjoys the ability to work both small and large scale, creating intricate detailed drawings, to large expressive work.
Since launching her own creative brand in Oct 2015, Lotte has launched her online shop, continues to sell work with Endemic World and launched a new project that combines her passion for Art and Animals to raise money for SPCA NZ. The ‘Love Ya K9’ Project’ continues to tick away, and has already raised $1200 for SPCA NZ since its launch.
Lotte signs all her original works, with a beautifully designed signature seal logo of her preferred nickname – ’Lots.’ She continues to produce original prints and illustrations purely for the love of creating.
CURRENT WORK / 2020-21
Right now, set up in a studio space in her home town, Wellington, Lotte is committing to the development process and is returning to the sketchbook and other ways of mark making gained from her fine art training. Her aim is to refine her focus purely on mural art and both digital and traditional forms of illustration.
Part of this process is a return to a gestural and personal style; stepping away from the conventional by reclaiming the freedom of simply drawing from the imagination and creating ideas in the sketchbook. These fresh ideas will form the body of new work.
“ My drawings are an exploration of the imagination, nostalgia and feelings of childhood. They step back in time to a place of simplicity, make believe, and a self-reliant state of play. These ideas recall a moment in our lives in which anything is possible. A memory, or a favourite past time, is then expanded into an almost surreal, fantastical dimension. We run away to explore… knowing that we must be home before dark.”
- BDes – Visual Communication Design, Massey University Wellington