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JULIE LEGGETT ART

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JULIE LEGGETT ART

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I am an artist based in the beautiful Peak District village of Bonsall, near Matlock. My inspirations include the abundance of beautiful landscapes and gardens around me. These, and adventures abroad and on the canal waterways offer me the opportunity to observe and capture the things I see using photographs and sketchbooks.  I am inspired by my love of interiors and flowers, another avenue for my work.

You will find work in textile and paper featured on the site - the pandemic has taken me down some new avenues

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A sketchbook is a must for me. Once I have captured an object, I study its shape, size and form, orchestrating my thought patterns to give me visual picture, and providing a way of constructing a new composition to work with. I really enjoy the spontaneity of this process: building the picture up using the elements of collage, paint, mark-making and drawing.  It can take me several hours to find the right items to include in the collage; the work often changing several times before I am happy with it.  
My recent work is looking at flowers, the theme is bright and contemporary. I have a collection of paintings which are abstract reflections on gardens, nature, allotments and the waterways.    Interiors is my sketching book favourite this year.  I am continually working in my sketchbook looking for new ideas for further series of paintings and collections.

Art Book

Upcoming exhibition

Matlock Artist Society Exhibition 7th-12th August at Gothic Wharf
Warehouse, Cromford Mills
10-430 pm
https://www.cromfordmills.org.uk/

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Melbourne Festival of Art

18th & 19th September, 2021

https://www.melbournefestival.co.uk/

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Stitchbook Collective

at the Stitiching and knitting show in Harrogate

November 2021

https://www.showsbee.com/fairs/79010-The-Knitting-Stitching-Show-Harrogate-2021.html

Plant Wall Art

Belper Art Trail

29th & 30th August

https://www.belperarts.org/

People and Flower Graffiti

Art in the Garden Sheffield

4th & 5th September 2021

www.artinthegardens.com

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Harley Gallery Wellbeck

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GALLERY

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ART JOURNALLING

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HANDMADE BOOKS

Sewing Tools

SLOW STITCH

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SKETCHBOOKS

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