‘I continue to make paintings of still life objects, often a simple domestic item such as a rusty enamel jug. Painted life-size with no narrative context, layers of paint and distressed surfaces suggesting its use over a period of time.’
Since moving to the coast, Alexandra Leadbeater has continued to create still life paintings alongside her landscape works. These careful studies of objects use mixed media to suggest the independent histories of each everyday item that she depicts. Imbuing each image with its own physical landscape.
Leadbeater studied at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, later gaining a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Preston Polytechnic. Leadbeater’s first exhibition, selected by Adrian Henri for the Serpentine Summer Show in 1981, sold out. Her work continues to be displayed across the UK.