Julie Leggett Art Derbyshire, United Kingdom
I live in the beautiful historic village of Bonsall on the edge of the peak district and work with mixed media incorporating paint, collage and textiles. I work in sketch books to inspire my work; nature, birds, flowers and iconic images and interior scenes all feature in my work. I like to layer up in my chosen media and work themes that have inspired me on my travels.
I work into sketchbooks and use the images that I produce to transfer into my work. I add layer on top of layer of paint and collage and fabric, covering and exposing as I go along until I reach a work, which is often semi abstract that I am happy with.
I sketch almost anything producing shapes and patterns, usually not to scale - if I like something drawing it bigger or smaller might be appropriate for my finished piece. Mark making is also an important part of my art and I enjoy expressing this in all media. Exhibiting regularly at Art Trails and shows , most recently at Melbourne, Harley Gallery and the knitting and stitching show in Harrogate with a stitching collective. I am most happy when I am playing with a selection of media and each year my focus shifts with my recent inspirtations and experiences.
A stitching workshop - October 2023
Bonsall Village Hall | Workshop | 14/10/2023
An opportunity to attend a workshop of stitch - you will put together a design incorporating a bird. You will be tutored in selecting your colour themes and design in the first part of the workshop. We will work together to layer the fabric to produce a textural substrate. You will be assisted with stitches and stitching according to your level of expertise.
Projects and exhibitions
Belper Art Trail
30/04/2023 — 01/05/2023
I have exhibited at Belper Art Trail for three years at different venues.
The Old Lockup Gallery secret postcard show
18/08/2022 — 01/10/2022
Each year the Old Lock up Gallery in Cromford Matlock hosts a secret postcard show. Artists can submit up to six postcards which are sold anonymously, this raised money to keep the gallery open. It also gives the opportunity for artists to get their work out their. Anyone can enter and show. The show runs for two months
|Cromford annual event, Cromford in Matlock||Details|
Bonsall Art Trail
18/06/2022 — 19/06/2022
A new event on the map for Derbyshire. A great event in a quirky historic village, fabulous artists showing their art, workshops available. Good footfall / attendance and good sales over the weekend
|Residents home, Bonsall in Matlock on the edge of the peak district||Details|
01/07/2020 — 03/11/2020
Selected for the Harley Open in 2020 - exhibiting one piece of collaged semi abstract art for 3 months. A great show with a wide selection of art in all media.
|Wellbeck in Nottingham, Nottingham||Details|
Untangled Threads Collective stitch Group
01/08/2019 — ongoing
A stitch collective that I joined in 2018/19 to complete a stitch book and learn new techniques and practice. There was an exhibiton of the stitchbooks at Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show in November 2021 of which I was part of.
|Scarborough, Scarboroush in Yorkshire||Details|
Melbourne Art Trail
17/09/0022 — 18/09/0022
Art and Archicture Trail and festival which I have exhibited at over the last three years in various venues
|Melbourne in Derbyshire||Details|