Artist's Statement

Lander’s art is about people: their beauty, flaws, uniqueness, and similarities. Lander seeks to find a balance between the enjoyment of media and representation of a subject, with attention to the interplay of colour and light. By working through indirect techniques, each painting is developed through a series of layers that allow for a combination of intuitive response and considered decision. In each layer the image is lost and then found again, until the work resolves itself.

Lander works across a range of media including oils, acrylic, watercolour, ink and pencil. His use of these media is informed by a decade working as an illustrator, designer and photographer.

In his work as an educator Lander has guided the development of young people from all walks of life, however he has chosen to focus on working with young people impacted by mental health challenges, or whose lives have been characterised by trauma. This work has been carried out through Government departments and agencies and through private providers. Lander uses art as a vehicle for creating connections and improving lived experiences.

Oil study