An Ode to The Humble Jug


Pleased to be showing again at the Lotte Inch Gallery in York with some new jug paintings.

Exhibition is from 19th January until 24th February.  The exhibition will do exactly what it says on the tin, celebrating jugs of every size and shape in both paint, print and ceramic form. 

An Ode to The Humble Jug will feature work by artists Alexandra Leadbeater and Yorkshire based artists Debbie George and Sarah Du Feu all of whom are well known for their unique take on the still life and who have a great appreciation for the modest jug. 

There will also be a wide range of ceramic jugs by Sue BinnsHelen FaulknerEmma LaceyIsabel Denyer and Linda Bloomfield as well as a number of select pieces of British Studio Ceramics.


Recall Exhibition and Reunion at The Storey Lancaster

Well it’s taken over 35 years to return to Lancaster, but it was fantastic to be back at The Storey where I did my BA in Fine Art from 1976 – 79

The degree course had a temporary home in this historic purpose-built art school while they built the new premises at Preston Polytechnic, now UCLan (The University of Central Lancashire)

The show includes work by students and tutors from the first three years of the course and it was wonderful to catch up with so many people and to hear all the success stories, not least that everyone is still making artwork.

Harry Ball, Sally Beaumont, Dave Ding, Patti Da Silva, Gordon Faulds, Andy Goldsworthy, Rob Hart, Patricia Haskey, Frank Harwood, Philip Heyes, Graham Hill, Huw Jones, Andrew Kay, Bill Kerr, Alexandra Leadbeater, Barry Midgley, Adrian Moakes, Linda Mort, Chris Mott, Pat Naylor, Phil Owen, David Schofield, David Sergeant, Tim Shorten, Theresa Taylor, Laine Tomkinson, Jude Trescatheric and Adrian Todd

21st Oct – 1st Nov at The Storey Lancaster 10:30 – 4pm

6th Nov – 29th Nov at PR1 Gallery UCLan, Preston Mon – Fri 9 – 5pm 


Recall Exhibition Lancaster Preston

Recall Exhibition




South East Open Studios… it’s Summer!

I am opening my studio for two weekends in June. Sea by the yard, sale bargains and paints at the ready for you to paint your own. Just off the seafront in St Leonards.

Please note not open 17th & 18th June

Click the link below for details of how to visit


Art with Heart Auction for Save the Children, Sissinghurst, Kent

From Monday 31 October until Thursday 17 November, The Milk House are showcasing over 20 fantastic works of art, photography and sculpture donatedĀ by talented artists from the local area and the South East.

This special exhibition is in aid of Save the ChildrenĀ culminating in an exclusive art auction on Thursday 17 November. Tickets available.

Fingers crossed my Jug painting finds a new home…

art-with-a-heart-2 art-with-a-heart-1 Leadbeater Jug Acrylic

Kent Painters Group 26th Annual Exhibition, Sevenoaks, Kent

Delighted to be part of this for the third year running. Lovely atmosphere and I always enjoy the drive through Kent with all the autumn trees in the sunshine.

Enormous amount of money raised for Mental Health charities in Kent

Kent Painters Group 2016

Kent Painters Group 2016

Kent Painters Group Gilly Lovegrove and Alex Leadbeater

‘Jugstaposition’ ! Gilly Lovegrove and I enjoy painting jugs and get put together every year as the show is in alphabetical order



always stunning flowers on display

The Big Draw at The Guardian

Another amazing day with families at the annual Big Draw event at The Guardian. They loved writing letters to the sea with water soluble pens, then looking for words in the paper to complete the message.

It was scary with such a lot of disturbing news at the moment, so it was great that they found positive words among the horrors of the world.

See the write up in The GuardianĀ here


Letters from the sea - The Big Draw at The Guardian

Letters from the sea – The Big Draw at The Guardian

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