Dutch born Lieke Ritman's semi-abstracted works are celebrated for their intuitive engagement with 'place'. She is inspired by the ever-changing patterns and colours of West Cornwall's coastal landscape, by the myriad shapes of shifting sands and the rhythmic movement of the ocean. Simple compositions, textural mark-making and a tranquil palette are the hallmark of her quietly beautiful paintings and prints.
Leike was born in the Netherlands in 1942 and moved to St Ives in Cornwall in 1969. She has been a full member of the Penwith Society of Arts since 1969.