Sharon Leahy-Clark allows the work to grow organically without editing so that the poetic qualities of the materials used is shown and all working processes and natural accidents are left visible. In this way her works references ideas of the unconscious and various themes inherent in surrealism.
Sharon Leahy-Clark graduated from the Royal College of Ar...t MA Fine Art, Painting (2001). She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally (including in Japan , Hong Kong , Berlin ) and has been the recipient of several awards including the Helen Chadwick Memorial Prize. Her work is held in several collections including British Airways. Selected Exhibitions include: Jerwood Drawing Prize (2013, 2008); Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts (2013, 2009); Derwent Art Prize(2013); Sunday Times Watercolour Prize (2013); British Glass Biennale 2008; Celeste Painting Prize 2007 (finalist); FaithCAS Gallery, Osaka, Japan (2004); Mostyn Open 12, Oriel Mostyn, Wales (2002); Figuring Cezanne, Lethaby Gallery and Tate Britain, London (1996).