Archived exhibition
4th Floor Gallery

Edwina Leapman
Recent Paintings

21 February–6 April 2002

Edwina Leapman’s work is based on line and on process.  Guided by parallel lines she draws a brush from left to right over a dense ground of indefinable colour built up by thin washes.  The paint engages with the canvas with varying intensity and depth establishing  a characteristic rhythm which demonstrates her emotive reference to music: tone synonymous with pitch and colour with scale.

In these recent works Leapman has used deeper and more contrasting colours, ranging from shimmering blues and reds to palPer colours set off by white.  Implicit in her paintings is the notion that colour, tone and light influence the emotions and these new works are her most moving to date.  The paintings need to be seen in changing conditions of light and given time for the full impact of their depth and space to be realised.

Edwina Leapman had a one-person show at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1991 and has been showing regularly with Annely Juda Fine Art since 1976.  She is represented in public collections in Britain and worldwide.  This exhibition comprises works made during the last two years.