Fine artist Lelia DeMello was born in Boston, MA and raised on Cape Cod. Her personality and interests as a young girl were diverse. From playing ice Hockey on one the US's first female teams to being a concert violinist in the Boston Pops Junior Symphony. Art was always a thread that was a constant. She moved to the beautiful Islands of Hawaii in 1982.
Lelia's professional career began in 1987 with her first solo show. Since that time, over 980 original paintings have been acquired by collectors from all over the world. CEO's, politicians, celebrities, production companies and exclusive resorts have acquired and commissioned her work. Lelia has had 11 sell-out solo shows and has also shown her work in numerous group and museum exhibitions, including in Florida, Hawaii, Vail, Colorado Springs and Denver. Lelia is known as a colorist. She is self-taught and uses her instinct to create semblance and balance in her work. She loves to create oversized, large paintings and creates her art from the heart.
"My goal is to interpret our environment through a fragmented perspective. To be able to notice the small details, shapes and colors that draw your attention to the whole. Through the vivid and bold design, we can appreciate our surroundings with a fresh perspective. Often called a colorist, I have evolved as an artist and now I am excited to create and offer what I call VIVIDS. I love color and to explore any medium thrills me. It's always an adventure!"