Christine Leadbetter BA (Hons) Fine Art

Born in Morecambe in 1957 Christine was one of the final students to study a foundation course in art at Storey Institute, Lancaster. This led to her degree from Liverpool Polytechnic in 1979.

Christine Leadbetter

Christine diversified her talents into commercial interior design creating one-off large scale art works, then a buyer of art and a design consultant for major breweries. She still enjoyed invitations to exhibit her work alongside many of her contemporaries in Merseyside and also took up 3 artist-in-residences: for Unilever, the Walker Art Gallery and in education.

Christine Leadbetter

Christine was in Cumbria for 12 years successfully developing an old Water Mill and tourist business at Rutter Falls in the Eden Valley.

In 2003 she returned to Lancaster where the familiar Morecambe Bay and the Lune Valley area inspire this exciting painter to produce her intimate yet powerful and passionate works.

Christine Leadbetter

In 1987 Christine set up her own private gallery in Oxton before her move to Cumbria in 1990.

Christine Leadbetter

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead hosted her solo retrospective exhibition of over 100 works. The Williamson has 3 large canvases in its permanent collection.


Comments & Quotes

“They go beyond the illustrative”      C Bagnold

“When I look at this, in my heart, I feel I am there”    
B Thompson

“Bold but subtle at the same time”     J Lee

“Christine Leadbetter’s pieces are bright, vital, full of sharp insight and optimism. Whether representational or semi abstract the mix is arresting & vigorous.”      Ian Wray


“They seem very passionate”

“They are powerful yet quite delightful”

“You can tell what it is but it’s not realistic – I don’t know how you do that’     G Mather

"Christine’s paintings abound with enthusiasm and restless movement – they are hardly confined to their canvases"
David Hillhouse, The Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

“The Painter rearranges & amplifies colours”      Ian Wray,

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