Julie Leonard

CURRENT WORK

About

I live and work in  London.

 

People and places are my inspiration, from wild seascapes, locations seen on my travels, to portraits captured anonymously on the London underground or observations of everyday situations and scenes.

 

Painting and drawing is my passion. I work fast, one piece of work going through many transitional stages and forms, drawn from my observation drawings.

 

Traditionally my sketch books were the starting point for my bold oil paintings and mixed media pieces, rich in colour and movement. However with the introduction of my iphone as my electronic sketchbook, I find myself looking at my subject matter with new eyes. Over the last 12 months my imagery, has become more illustrative and has taken on a narrative quality. The portraits attempt to tell a story about the people, the locations or the situations I observe as I draw.

 

 

 

Appointed as the FIRST Artist in residence for Crossrail in London 2014-2015

Watch this space for updates.

 

Exhibitions

2017       Capturi g London at The Broadgate Tower EC2 Feb- Sept

2016       Above & below the line  Crossrail Showcase November 2016

2016       Crouch End Open Studios

2014       Julie Leonard  Captures London --a private show hosted by the Balkan Artists Guild (BAG)

2014       Crouch End Open Studios

2014       Appointed Artist in residence for Crossrail

2013       Londonist 150 years of the Underground : tube drawings :  see at  

              http://londonist.com/2013/01/londonist-underground-tube-etchings.php

2012       Southgate Open Studios & Art Trail – Sketching workshop and exhibition

2010 Primrose Hill café - new work show.

2009       One Man Show Town Mill, Lyme Regis

2008 4 Man Show Gallery Five Nottinghill, London

2007 Essex Summer Open South-End on Sea, Essex

2006       Selected for Royal Academy Summer Show, London

2005 Singer Friedlander Water Color competition – The Mall Galleries

2004 3 Man Show the Conningsby Gallery London

2003       Group Show with the NottingGill Group Fulham London

 

Career:

 

Studied Fine Art Painting at De Montfort University 1982 – BA Hons. Fine Art

 

Other professional Work

Event project management, book production and Exhibition Curation – Royal College of Art (London)

Development /fund raising for in the Architecture and Design: Open–City (London)

 

Other personal interests:

Architecture and London’s landscape and culture

 

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