Photo: Ursula Leach in Cranborne, South West

Ursula Leach

Artist

Concepts I make prints and paintings responding to the local landscape. In a mostly arable landscape I necessarily engage with current farming techniques as well as the natural changes that occur. The work is intended to be a document as well as an expression. Colour has become increasingly important to me as an expression of mood and atmosphere. As global warming takes effect there are dramatic and beautiful changes of colour in the fields. Pictorial structure and the edge of the image offer exciting scope to explore the space and scale in a landscape of huge fields. More recently I have become interested in buildings on the land, structures whose uses are sometimes obscure. Processes and techniques Oil paint on canvas. Layering the paint. A lot of editing. Collagraph prints using chine colle, also carborundum for painterly marks. Etchings with carborundum. Influences environmental, semi-abstract Career path 2011-2013 Works on consignment to Marlborough Graphics, London 2009 Represented by The Art Stable, Blandford, Dorset 2002 Represented by Oliver Contemporary London 2002 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers 2001 Catalogue written by Lynne Green to accompany touring exhibition, Growing Concerns, Financially assisted by Attendi Gallery, London; The Old Warehouse Gallery, Dorchester; Maltby Contemporary Art, Winchester 1998 Commission for Diptych for Worthing Hospital, funded by Artplace, Arundel 1996 Elected Associate of Royal Society of Painter Printmakers 1995 Represented by Attendi Gallery, London 1993 R K Burt Etching Prize, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 1989 Exhibition and Residency, The Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset, financially assisted by Southern Arts 1989/92 BA Hons, Fine Art, West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham 1967/69 Fine Art, Dip AD Course, Wimbledon School of Art 1965/66 Foundation Course, Winchester School of Art read full statement

Location Cranborne, South West
Activities Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms Drawing, Environment, Painting, Printmaking
Website http://www.ursulaleach.co.uk

News & Events

  • The Mail on Sunday for December 22nd 2013

    Chosen by Fay Weldon as her favourite contemporary painter amongst writers, musicians etc..

  • 100 under £500

    06/12/2013 – 10/01/2014
    Hilton Fine Art, Bath

    Group show of paintings and prints under £500 Also on Floor 2 work under £1000

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  • Landscape plotted and pieced

    16/11/2013 – 07/12/2013
    Kelly Ross Fine Art,The Art Stable, Blandford, DT11 8HB

    One person show with an introduction written by Andrew Lambirth

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  • Brian Rice, Ursula Leach and Tony Martin

    09/10/2013 – 02/11/2013
    Highgate Contemporary Art

    Three person print exhibition to celebrate the launch of Brian Rice's book

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