Sacha Lees is one of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s leading Fantastic Fine artists. Lees started her Freelance Arts career journey at Weta Workshop in 1998, creating visual effects for the cult TV series Hercules & Xena. This led to an intensive Freelance career as a creature designer, sculptor, airbrush artist and puppeteer on various Film and Television projects such as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Narnia. For most of the last decade she has worked solely on her own imaginative art and on commissioned portraiture which often incorporates trademark elements of her fantastical vision.Lee’s work has been recognised internationally and selected to feature multiple times in Spectrum: The best in contemporary fantastic art and ‘Women of Wonder’ Publications – showcasing 57 past and present female Fantastic Artisans from around the world.
Lees’s original works have been exhibited throughout New Zealand’s major galleries and museums. Her work can be found in private collections within New Zealand and abroad. Lees currently lives and works in Wellington where her paintings are created amongst bustling family life. She is a wife and mother of two busy young young children.