Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson


Kirsty O’Leary Leeson graduated in 2011 with a First Class degree from Norwich University of the Arts. Since then she has exhibited widely in her home county of Norfolk, and across the UK. She has been a finalist in the International Saatchi Drawing Showdown, been featured in BBC Television’s ‘Show Me the Monet’ and was Visual Art Trader’s ‘Artist of the Month’. Her practice explores both the physical and psychological geography of existence which she feels is complimented by her use of pencil on gesso where the subject matter of each drawing records the unfolding of an event. As much to do with reflection as with observation, her work represents the depiction of a fluid reality. Kirsty has work in private and public collections in London, New York, the UK and the Middle East.

"It's not often you find work that wants to draw you in". Art Critic David Lee

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I can also be commissioned for portraits in pastel, pencil or oil.

Selected Works

Oceans of Time by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

Oceans of Time

Drawings - 35x46 cm
It's Where the Light Gets In by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

It's Where the Light Gets In

Drawings - 61x42 cm
Summer Daze by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

Summer Daze

Drawings - 30x42 cm
Receding Light by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

Receding Light

Drawings - 29x40 cm
Relinquish by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson


Drawings - 34x27 cm
The Space you left behind by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

The Space you left behind

Drawings - 40x60 cm
Vessel (sold) by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

Vessel (sold)

Drawings - 27x34 cm
In Amidst by Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

In Amidst

Drawings - 27x34 cm

In Amidst II

Drawings - 51x61 cm

Bound By

Drawings - 27x34 cm

Memories of Green

Drawings - 24x26 cm


Drawings - 50x60 cm

The Light You Leave

Drawings - 33x30 cm

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