India Leadsom


I grew up with flowers in every part of the house: daffodils for Easter; sweet peas for summer; roses for autumn; and hyacinths at Christmas. Flowers mark re-union, celebration, the cycle of life and even grief.

My chosen medium is silverpoint. This technique dates back as far as Leonardo da Vinci. I prime a board with rabbit skin glue mixed with zinc white, this surface reacts with the metal and leaves behind a subtle mark. This has forced me to distinguish very light tones and find a range within them.

Flowers have enabled me to focus and express experiences and emotions. I play with negative space. These empty spaces represent the unsaid and the unknown. We are all living with question marks, in heavy contrast to the familiar detail around us.

Achievements & Experience

BA(Hons) Drawing and Print, UWE Bristol, 2020


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Featured Projects:

Roses in Silverpoint 1

6x4ft Large Silverpoint

Roses in Silverpoint 2

6x4ft Large Silverpoint

Daffodil 1

2ftx16in Silverpoint and Buff Titainium

Daffodil 2

2ftx16in Silverpoint and Buff Titainium

Roses in Screenprint 1

Roses in Screenprint 2