Artist profile

Edwina Leapman

Leapman was drawn to abstract painting in the late 1950s, but her interest in abstraction was informed by painting from New York of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though interested in Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism she developed her own style and process of working.

Leapman’s paintings have always been based on process, the movement of the brush, the building up line by line and the density of the paint. However, while in her early paintings of the 1960s colour was less particularised in hue and more monochromatic, the latest paintings use colour in a more active way. The careful consideration of which colours are used show Leapman's ability to create particular moods for each painting.

Biography

1951–57
Studied at Slade School and Central School of Arts and Crafts
1963–75
Part-time teaching
1976
Arts Council Award
1979
Arts Council Award
Present
Lives and works in London

Selected exhibitions

2014
Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn
2013
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2010
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2006
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2002
Galerie Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
1974
New Art Centre, London

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