Emma Leonard is a Melbourne-based freelance illustrator with a focus on fashion, beauty and portraiture. Emma combines traditional transparent media — usually ink, pencil and watercolour — with digital techniques to create carefully considered renderings of delicate femininity, fragility and ethereal beauty. Taking inspiration from film, literature and nature, her work almost exclusively features strong yet sensitive women who transfix the viewer with their melancholic gaze. Emma has worked with a number of high profile clients both locally and internationally including Covergirl NYC, Rebecca Taylor, Sportsgirl, Clemenger BBDO, Colgate and Hyatt.
Solo shows: East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon, No Vacancy, Melbourne (2013). Select group shows include: Varial, No Vacancy, Melbourne (2016); Awake, Off The Kerb, Melbourne (2016); Made In Melbourne, Auguste Clown, Melbourne (2016); Duality, No Vacancy, Melbourne (2015); Risographica 3, Lamington Drive, Melbourne (2015); Le Petit Four, Friends Of Leon, Sydney (2015); Hither, Thither and Yon, Nook, Melbourne (2014); Athene Noctua, Espionage, Adelaide (2013); Lepus Australis, No Vacancy, Melbourne (2103); We’re All Mad Here, Espionage, Adelaide (2013).
Lamington Drive is pleased to present Places I’d Rather Be a series of new drawings and paintings by Emma Leonard opening on Wednesday 31, 6-9pm, 2016.
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