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Sharon Leahy-Clark

London, UK

Drawing, Painting • Born in London, UK • Studied at Royal College of Art, London

Published  05/03/2015   |   Updated  29/07/2019

"Drawing is fundamental to my work..."

Sharon is a resident artist at The Centre for Recent Drawing in London, UK. The organic shapes she creates all have an immediately discernible character, no matter how abstract, some appear friendly, others fierce. One must admit that the mythological figure of the wild man in its countless guises has a primordial resemblance to the intuitive beings Sharon creates.

“Drawing is integral to my work. I am fascinated by the...

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Sharon is a resident artist at The Centre for Recent Drawing in London, UK. The organic shapes she creates all have an immediately discernible character, no matter how abstract, some appear friendly, others fierce. One must admit that the mythological figure of the wild man in its countless guises has a primordial resemblance to the intuitive beings Sharon creates.

“Drawing is integral to my work. I am fascinated by the immediacy of mark making and, for me this can mean either actively using materials to draw or, understanding a puff of cloud, a stain, fold, or tear as a drawing. There is no boundary to drawing, – it is ultimate freedom.”

Sharon Leahy-Clark

Sharon Leahy-Clark
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Absence in the minds of those present

Absence in the minds of those present

Escape in circles: watercolour and oil on paper

Escape in circles: watercolour and oil on paper

watercolour and oil on paper

watercolour and oil on paper

detail

detail

'Roulette, oil and pencil on paper

'Roulette, oil and pencil on paper

'Red Horse' Oil on paper

'Red Horse' Oil on paper

'Horse in a Cloak' oil on paper

'Horse in a Cloak' oil on paper

'Genie', watercolour on paper

'Genie', watercolour on paper

'Paradox', watercolour on paper

'Paradox', watercolour on paper

oil on paper

oil on paper

Hand made glass on bespoke shelf

Hand made glass on bespoke shelf

'Dolly Horse', watercolour on paper

'Dolly Horse', watercolour on paper

Oil on paper

Oil on paper

What is it about your studio space that inspires you?

The building overlooks the very busy Highbury and Islington station in London. From my window I see people coming and going. There's always movement, transition. Nothing is permament...

What is your favourite material to work with? How has your use of it evolved throughout your practice?

No favorite.

What themes do you pursue?

Outsider, surreal, anything odd.

What advice has had the biggest impact on your career?

I never listen to advice…good or bad.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?

A Louise Borgeios drawing.

What are your favourite places besides your studio?

My imagination.


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2017

Not Afraid of the Dark, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK

2013

Sailing to Byzantium, Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, UK

2012

Theatre of the Charmed, Westminster Reference Library, London, UK

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GROUP

2019

Secret Art, Levitt Bernstein for Charity auction for Shelter, Manchester, UK

2018/17

Like the Lines of a Hand, Centre for Recent Drawing, London and Paper Gallery , Manchester, UK

2017 and 2015

Summer Salon, Luborimov/Angus Hughes Gallery, London, UK

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

BBC, Manchester

British Airways, London

Drawing Gallery, UK

GALLERIES

Paper Gallery, Manchester | http://www.paper-gallery.co.uk/70879/4497542/paper-artists/sharon-leahy-clark

AWARDS

2001, The Helen Chadwick Memorial Award

1999, Absolut Secret Fine Art Scholarship, Royal College of Art

EDUCATION (detailed)

1996-1999, MIddlesex University, BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class

1999-2001, Royal College of Art, MA: Fine Art Painting

BSC (Hons), Sociology, University of North London, (2:1)


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