b.1980. Somerset UK. Originally trained in theatre design, Genevieve Leavold is a self taught painter working in a variety of different mediums.
The questions that the artist is examining in her work are about concepts of time and the tension between the spiritual and physical world. An exploration of the ephemeral and the eternal.
Genevieve Leavold draws on her love of organic forms found in nature and love of eastern philosophy as inspiration for her work. She is particularly drawn to marine plant, microbiological and mycological shapes and colours.
Her process develops through deep observation of nature and subsequent abstraction of essential qualities of form and colour from the worn, overgrown and overlooked parts of her city to create intuitive, direct paintings and drawings.