Ursula Leach

Placing one colour against another, I hope to produce the feeling needed to recreate the intensity of a visual experience.     

                                                               Ursula Leach


Ursula has exhibited with the gallery since 2003 and has had four solo shows to date:   

Colour Fields:  27th April - 14th May 2006

On the Edge:  2nd - 18th October 2008

The Colour of Things:  4th - 19th March 2016

Here & There:  1st - 17th October 2020


Born in 1947, she studied art at Winchester, Wimbledon and West Surrey Colleges of Art. In 1993, she was a prizewinner of the R.K. Burt Etching prize and in the same year exhibited at the Barbican Centre London, followed by a solo show in Southampton City Art Gallery in 1994. In 1996 she was elected to Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. She has  since exhibited in numerous exhibitions including ‘Elemental Insight’ at the Met Office ( & touring), ‘Circles and Tangents’ Salisbury Museum in 2012 ( & touring).  Her work is in many collections including Ashmolean Museum, the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Bournemouth University Loan Collection, Kirklees Museums & The House of Lords.



Stephen Foster, Review of Landmarks, Contemporary Art, Vol. 2, no. 3.

Annette Ratuszniak, A Flight over Cranborne Chase, book to.accompany exhibition & ‘in Praise of Trees’.

Bournemouth University, Loan Exhibition catalogues 1999/ 01/ 03 &5.

Lynne Green, Growing Concerns, catalogue for touring exhibition.

Various writers, Elemental Insight, catalogue for touring exhibition, curated by Alex Murdin.

R. Clarke & B. Hartill, Collagraphs &  Mixed Media Printmaking,  A & C Black, p. 71.

The Printmakers Directory, published by A & C Black.

Review of The Miniature Picture Show. The Week 14.1.06.

Blake Hall Review of Colour Fields, Galleries Magazine, May 2006.

Review of Colour Fields, The Week, 29.4.06.

50 Wessex Artists, published by Evoler Books, 2002.

David Buckman, Artists in Britain since 1945,  1998 & 2006, Vol. 1, p. 937.

The Week, 2008.

Printmakers Secrets, 2009.

Viviene Light Circles and Tangents, Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase, 2011, p. 285-290.

Spectator, 2012.

Andrew Lambirth Review for Landscape Plotted and Pieced, 2013.

The Wall Street Journal, 2013.

Open Frequency, 2013.