Sensual Collection

This collection is about awaking to sensuality, femininity and empowerment. Inspired by my own personal journey, it embodies the liberation of female sensual energy andthe exquisite complexities of feminine beauty. Each artwork typifies the raw, emotional and hidden aspects of desire that often conceal unspoken dark and bold depths that we feel ashamed of.

This collection is about awaking… to sensuality, to femininity, to empowerment.

In 2016, I was experiencing yet another recurring dream, like the one which spurred me to begin my foray into art. The image and the feeling it aroused were very distinct - a big blue butterfly with three butterflies in the background, flying up to the sky. There was a sensation of being reborn, metamorphosis and freedom. Inspired by my own personal journey of independence, this collection embodies the empowerment of the female sensual energy, celebrating feminine beauty and its exquisite and intricate complexities. 

 

My artworks typify the raw, emotional and hidden aspects of desire that often conceal unspoken dark and bold depths that we feel ashamed of. Initially, some found this collection shocking as it significantly contrasts with my Children’s Art Collection, which was what I was predominantly known for. Intimidated by the naysayers who advised me to just focus on my Children’s Art, I considered ceasing this exploration into my sensual side. However, after gaining confidence from the immediate sale of my first painting 'Leila’, and then my second painting 'Sasha’ raising the highest amount at a charity auction, I knew it was my destiny. 

 

This premium collection uses the highest-grade oil paint and has custom-made framing, which is a piece of art in itself.

'Zahra'

 

The image size is 52.5 x 70cm which makes it perfect to create an impact in most rooms and space you would like to place her in. Her colours in real life are incredibly vibrant and I am so happy that the beautiful textures of the work come through on the print as well.

 

Each lithograph is signed, editioned and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The price includes complimentary DHL shipping worldwide exclusive of import taxes and duties.

Mishell Leong Limited Edition Lithographs are distributed worldwide through Curate International on behalf of the artist as her agent.

Year: 2020

Limited Edition Giclee Print

Artwork Dimension: 52.5cm x 70cm

 

Price including worldwide shipping: USD$800

'Sasha – Contemplation'

This painting is about self-acceptance and the beauty of a bigger picture, told through the story of the flat nose. Sasha came at a tough time in my life, when I was batting with my roots and questions of my perception of myself. 

 

As a child, my mum often told me that she told the nurse I wasn’t her baby because of my flat nose. A high nose in Asian culture represents high society; a flat nose, low society. I repeatedly heard this story and it deeply affected my self-confidence and beauty.

 

Through Sasha, I found expression in beauty in a different form. She has also taught me to embrace myself for who I am – and find beauty and pride in my flat nose. The original painting sold and auctioned to a private collector for a good cause. This is a Limited Edition lithograph of the original painting. 

 

Printed on professional grade fine art paper that are made from 100% cotton rag, comparable to premium products such as Hahnemuhle 308. This is high grade cotton which has been rolled into an extremely high quality printing paper.

 

The method for making fine art paper has been refined in Europe at paper mills that have operated for hundreds of years. The ink/paper combination is certified to last 25 years without fading.

 

All prints will be packed carefully and shipped rolled up in a cardboard roll tube.

 

Year: 2017

Limited Edition Print of 25 Giclée Prints 

Artwork Dimension: 29" x 29" (74cm x 74cm)

 

Price including worldwide shipping: USD$1,100

'Monique – Reflection'

Monique is the Sasha’s twin sister. She may look similar to her sister but there are slight details that makes her very different. Monique is sensual, headstrong yet feminine and gentle.

 

Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition.

 

Light purple or lavender is a feminine, graceful, elegant colour that has long been associated with refined, wealthy women. Monique is a dreamer who seeks spirituality and a higher meaning in her life. 

 

This is a digitally enhanced Lithograph print of the original painting of Sasha.

 

Printed on professional grade fine art paper that are made from 100% cotton rag, comparable to premium products such as Hahnemuhle 308. This is high grade cotton which has been rolled into an extremely high quality printing paper.

 

The method for making fine art paper has been refined in Europe at paper mills that have operated for hundreds of years. The ink/paper combination is certified to last 25 years without fading.

 

All prints will be packed carefully and shipped rolled up in a cardboard roll tube.

 

Year: 2017

Limited Edition Print of 25 Giclée Prints 

Artwork Dimension: 29" x 29" (74cm x 74cm)

 

Price including worldwide shipping: USD$1,100

'Leila – The Awakening'

 

Unleashing my inner goddess, this painting expresses my inner sensual and sexy self; making me wonder what I wanted from life. 

 

Tapping into this wilder side, I used my brushstrokes freely to represent sensuality and confidence – an often forbidden subject especially in the Asian culture. Just like she is sat on her bed, rousing from her sleep, Leila is starting to discover her inner self – her wants, her dreams, her desires, her needs, her beauty, her confidence.

She is starting to question if her life has to be what she was brought up to believe.

The original painting was sold the moment she was released.

 

 “I don’t need permission from anyone anymore. I believe in living life to the fullest, and that means trying every single thing you want to try.”

 

Printed on professional grade fine art paper that are made from 100% cotton rag, comparable to premium products such as Hahnemuhle 308. This is high grade cotton which has been rolled into an extremely high quality printing paper.

 

The method for making fine art paper has been refined in Europe at paper mills that have operated for hundreds of years. The ink/paper combination is certified to last 25 years without fading.

 

All prints will be packed carefully and shipped rolled up in a cardboard roll tube.

 

Year: 2017

Limited Edition Print of 25 Giclée Prints 

Artwork Dimension: 26" x 33" (66cm x 84cm)

 

Price including worldwide shipping: USD$1,100

  

'Alika – Its OK to have a Big Butt!'

Taking nearly a year to conceive, this painting embraces where we are and who we are at a point in time. 

 

Meaning ‘most beautiful’ in Nigerian, Alika represents how women feel about their bodies. It encapsulates my belief in how to approach life and my personal experience with self-doubt.

 

The circles represent the circle of life, and the beautiful curves of the woman and the difference in the cool and warm tones on the left and right represent Yin and Yang. 

 

Framing Description: The framing of this painting is a work of art on its own, designed to complement and enhance the artwork. 

 

The painting is Float Mounted onto a Semi Transparent Black Acrylic Backing with 3” Visible Border all round, 2” Double Stacked Aluminum Frame (Silver Inner Frame, Black Outer Frame) with Customised Coloured Wood Strips to Match Artwork (Purple to Match Shadows on Alika’s Curve and Green to Match Background)

 

“Awaking is one thing, embracing is another.”

 

Year: 2017

Oil on Canvas

Framed Dimension: 34" x 40" (81cm x 96cm x 7cm)

Artwork Dimension: 70cm x 55cm 3cm

 

Price including worldwide shipping: USD$11,500

 

'Alesha - Surrender'

 

This painting is about surrendering - in order to receive. Just because surrendering  is soft and feminine, it doesn’t make it weak, it leads to pleasure and ecstasy.

This was inspired when I truly learnt the real meaning and power of femininity. Each one of us have a masculine and feminine within us, which is often supressed.  

Women feel that they have to be resilient, hard and tough to succeed. As a result, we build a wall around ourselves and our hearts and start to feel unhappy without knowing why.

As I slowly learned the beauty of strength through softness, an incredibly powerful source of energy came deep from within. I slowly found that in surrendering to my fears, I gained newfound strengths underneath. I found boundless love and courage.

Framing Description: The Oil on Canvas is Float Mounted onto a Semi-Transparent Black Acrylic Backing with 3” Visible Border all round and 1” Matte Black Aluminum Frame – elegant, modern and contemporary.

 

“Surrender to set ourselves free.”

 

Year: 2017

Oil on Canvas

Framed Dimension: 27" x 37" (78cm x 93cm x 5.5cm)

Artwork Dimension: 76cm x 61cm 1.5cm

 

Price including worldwide shipping: USD$6,800

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