When life imitates art.
At PAOLITA we are huge ambassadors of everything arts and culture. Having been long admirers of the work of Leila Jeffreys we love the way our calliope print emulates her beautiful works with birds of the tropics.
Best known for these captivating and visceral images, Jeffreys’ work ‘explores and subverts the traditions of portraiture with strong attention to line, composition, form, and colour.’ Over time, her work as an artist has become increasingly associated with her concerns as an environmentalist, often working alongside conservationists, ornithologist, and sanctuaries around the world to find her subjects.
Her portraits are alive with empathy and compassion that flows freely between artist and subject, redefining the power dynamic that has characterised portraiture throughout history.