Much of Lionel Playford’s work is a response to landscape. As an artist he often works through themes, aiding him to explore certain ideas in more depth. His paintings are not moral messages, but they do sometimes ask questions, and different people will see different things in them.
Lionel strives to create a feeling in his work that may strike a chord with the viewer. Sometimes these feelings and thoughts grow into larger projects, such as the commission from the Alfred Wegener Institute for the Blue House Museum, Helgoland, Germany in 2017.