Leigh Pearson

Leigh Pearson


Figurative Art

Leigh Pearson
Leigh Pearson
February 4, 2016
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Leigh Pearson is an Australian artist known for her use of oil on linen while exploring intimate situations in which figurative forms found themselves.


Leigh Pearson - Festoon, 2014
Leigh Pearson – Festoon, 2014

Pearson started to paint when she was 38 years old. Up to that moment, Leigh was taking care of her family of 5 children, as well as running a children clothes label.

Her artistic education is, as she says, a lifelong process. Leigh’s work is usually figurative, as she is deeply fascinated by the human race, and all of the rituals we are accustomed to in our daily lives. While depicting lovers, for instance, Pearson insists on the sensation that they are caught in one particular moment – of indiscretion or a seductive tension.


Leigh Pearson - Behold, 2014
Leigh Pearson – Behold, 2014

Leigh’s work can be found in many collections throughout Australia and worldwide.

This artist is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.

Leigh Pearson lives and works in Byron-Bay in New South Wales, Australia.

All images copyright © 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Anew19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold CoastSolo
2010Ab Imo Pectore, Love Stories from Byron Bay19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold CoastSolo
2009Byron Fine Art Gallery Group ExhibitionByron BayGroup
2009Art Piece Gallery Group ExhibitionMullumbimbyGroup
2008UnknownByron Fine Art Gallery, Byron BayGroup
2006UnknownByron Fine Art Gallery, Byron BayGroup
2005UnknownLibby Edwards Gallery, Group Exhibition, SydneyGroup
2005UnknownLibby Edwards Gallery, Group Exhibition, BrisbaneGroup
2003UnknownByron Fine Art Gallery,Byron BayGroup
2002UnknownByron Fine Art Gallery, Byron BayGroup