Illustration & Painting/ Drawing
Britain / Hong Kong
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About Leah Clough
My work encourages the imagination and alludes to the more animal, alluring and seductive side of plant life. By using shapes and textures that can be found in exotic flora and marine organisms I create drawings of hybrid and embellished flowers that seem to expand once they hit the paper and grow into a mass of bio fiction greenery. My main medium is using the very ordinary but highly effective gel pen which when used with intensity and intricacy produces a striking and etched like effect.
My most recent drawings are built up of past work, which originate from a collection of sources ranging from poems and stories, to photos, found images and sketches. They pay homage botanical illustrations and their extreme sense of beauty and detail that goes into them.
I was born in the busy bubble and fast paced city of Hong Kong and grew up there until 2003. I then made the university leap to England where I studied art and lived for the next nine years exhibiting, working and trading at handmade markets.
I am now based back home in Hong Kong where I work at a creative, light filled art studio for kids and persevere with my artwork in my free time. My focus on drawings contiues to develop with the aim of producing a series inspired by this ever changing city. These drawings evolove with each one made, and it is always about enhancing and embelishing detail of lines.
I currently have my cards stocked at the Ellerman floral boutique in Sheung Wan, while you can find selected prints and drawings on online art platform - Mischmasch.
You can also find me trading at handmade markets in Hong Kong with my homemade art cards and variety of prints and paper products on display. Please visit my facebook page to find out more about upcoming shows and markets.
12/03/2014 - 26/04/2014
Paralell X, Exhibition at Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong
01/2013 18th International Exhibition of Drawings, MMSU, Rejika, Croatia
09/2012 Cabinet Exhibition, Group show, Islinton Art Factory, London
11/2011 Wonderlust, Group exhibition, APT Gallery , London
12/2010 Club Lusitano, Solo exhibition, Hong Kong
10/2010 Cross My Art, Group exhibition, 2010 Pentonville, London
04/2010 Sprung, Group exhibition, Fedrigoni Showroom, London
12/2009 (N)Everland, Group exhibition, The Nunnery, London
10/2009 Art@10GS, Group exhibition, 10 Grosvenor Street, London
10/2009 Botanical Secrets, Solo exhibition, Fringe Gallery, Hong Kong
05/2009 Sweet Fine Art, Group exhibition, Redgate Gallery, London
12/2008 New Territories, Group exhibition, ADA Street Gallery, London
09/2008 M is for MA, Final Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London
03/2008 Approaches to What?, Group exhibition, The Nunnery, London
02/2008 Deutsch Postbank , Group exhibition, London
06/2007 University of the West of England - Final Degree Show
14/12/10 Communal wall drawing as Part of Very Hong Kong festival
2013 Wedding mirror illustration for Ellerman client
2011 Illustrations for Saloni (fashion wear)
2010 Artist in Residence at Roehampton University
2009 Live Unbuttoned, Levis 501 Campaign Shortlisted
2006 Celeste Art Prize Shortlisted student category
2007 - 2008: MA Fine Art Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2004 - 2007: BA Drawing and Applied Arts, University of the West of England
2003 - 2004: Diploma in Art and Design Foundation, University of the West of England
1996 - 2003: Island School (Hong Kong)
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