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 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 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.