Lia Laimbock (1965) graduated from the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands.
She was a master teacher at the Classical Academy in Groningen.
The Museum of Literature in The Hague has 7 portraits of Dutch authors by Lia.
She painted the life size inauguration double portrait of the Dutch King and Queen Willem-Alexander and Maxima (youtube).
Lia won the Dutch Biennale Figurative Art.
Last year Lia was on the 2nd of July on Nation Wide, showing the life size fiber glass resin racehorse that she painted to benefit the Injured Jockeys Fund.
She exhibited twice at the RHA, the Annual summer Exhibition in Dublin.
Twice Lia joined the Inishlacken project in Connemara by Rosie McGurran, painting and drawing for a week on the Isle Inishlacken were artist Gerard Dillon lived.
These days Lia makes flower pastels on etching paper. “Flowers from teapots” representing the chats friends have over a cup of tea.
Some are commissioned as "alternative portraits”, the teapots belonged to beloved family and friends.
Apart from doing flower pastels I focus on portraits and large scale landscapes.
2004 Solo Exhibition Kim Whanki Museum, Seoul, South Korea.
2009 New York. exhibited a series of 12 portraits (lifesize paintings and inkdrawings) of Upper East Side New Yorkers and their dogs.
Lia lives at Landfall Paddocks, The Curragh, Co Kildare.
Curragh Hare 23 x 23 cm
Gouache on upholstery fabric