Coastal Currents Open Studios 2 & 3 and 8 & 9 Sept

August 22, 2017

Studios open once again!

Nice trail of surrounding artists taking part all within the Mercatoria Mile with lots to see.

There will be new work on show, paints to have a go at watercolour, some bargain prints for sale and a few freebies.

Locally grown veg to buy.  Feed the pigeons by hand…

Alex Leadbeater

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South East Open Studios… it’s Summer!

June 10, 2017

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

Alex Leadbeater

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

November 01, 2016

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

This special exhibition is in aid of Save the Children 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

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Kent Painters Group 26th Annual Exhibition, Sevenoaks, Kent

October 29, 2016

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

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The Big Draw at The Guardian

October 11, 2016

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 Guardian 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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Time & Tide at the Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

September 30, 2016

I will be showing new paintings of the sea and especially wild waves in this exhibition with Penny Hobson.


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Open Studio trail

September 09, 2016

Great to be included in this review of Coastal Currents by Chris Daley who has recently washed up in St Leonards.

Check out his cool blog Soap and Rocket here

Around the corner, is Pip Carpenter in Stanhope Place – with a full monty printing press in her living room. After a quick & instructive tutorial on acid etch Dry Point hand coloured printing, a catch up on Ulster politics and a peek at some of her Fauveseque palette work I headed to Alexandra Leadbeater’s huge studio – where  the enamel jug series paintings particularly stood out. Across the way I found Julie from Cribb & Hammer – Restoration and Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery, working away restoring a fine but tired table to former glory. Next door, is tree surgeon & Timber Sculptor Joc Hare’s workshop – full of trees, machines & a beast of an oil drum wood burner stove & oven.

Soap and Rocket is a photo ‘zine project, dedicated to analog based Fine Art photography – either still or moving image.

The idea is to publish limited edition, high quality Soap and Rocket photo’zines – of different artists’ work, backed up with a  website featuring an archive of published ‘zines and a gallery shop – to buy the ‘zines, or picture prints.

The website is in its beta version, launched in June 2016, and still ironing out [lots of] creases. Critique welcomed – please use the contact form. The target publication date for the first Soap and Rocket ‘zine publication  is August ’16. The ‘zine is planned as A5 sized, printed in runs of 300 copies in monochrome and colour. Its envisaged format is to present 12 / 16 images and a short piece of writing from one artist per episode.
Portfolio & written contributions are welcome, please get in touch via the Contact page.

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Hop Gallery Open 2016

September 03, 2016

Four pieces of my work have been chosen for the Hop Open Exhibition at the Hop Gallery, Lewes and my bird features on the poster!

Open from Saturday 10th – 25th September (closed Mondays)

Private View Saturday 10th September 12.30pm

Hop Gallery Open 2016

Hop Gallery Open 2016

Hop Gallery Lewes Open 2016 Hop Open Show Invite

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Coastal Currents Open Studios

August 28, 2016

There are lots of studios to visit as part of the annual Coastal Currents Festival (10 artists in just the few streets around mine!)

It coincides with the 950th anniversary of 1066 so an amazing number of events happening in the next two months. Come and visit…

My studio The Muse will be open both weekends Sat and Sun from 11am to 5pm

Download the brochure here  or pick one up on the trail

open studios poster 2016

Open Studios Mercatoria

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Rye Society of Artists Summer Show

August 05, 2016

My drawing ‘Brush’ was selected as a non-member for this year’s RSA Summer Show 2016… and has already sold!

Leadbeater Brush, mixed media on paper

Saturday 30th July to Sunday 21st August 2016 at:

Open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm

Rye Society of Artists poster

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