Alexandra Leadbeater

Alexandra Leadbeater

I make paintings and prints of domestic objects such as rusty enamel jugs, garden tools and birds, which are usually life-size.

I also make images of the sea – which inspired me to move to St Leonards in 2002. Large waves are created using an energy like the ocean itself, with paint dripped, poured and scraped back in a state of constant change between ebb and flow. I like to paint the ocean from the nearest wave to the distant horizon and use the sea as a metaphor for how I see myself and the wider world.

My latest work features ‘vessels’, either ancient amphora dragged from the ocean or the ships themselves lying in magnificence on the sea bed.

I take part in Open Studios events twice a year at The Muse and welcome visitors at other times as well as running a variety of classes and workshops.

Address: The Muse, Harold Mews, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0EA
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