KRYS LEACH

    Born in Sydney but raised in London, Krys was taught by Kyffin Williams RA before attending Norwich School of Art. A former television cameraman and son of an accomplished portraitist, he has been painting since childhood and exhibiting since 1996. In that time, he has shown work all over England and parts of the Irish Republic including ‘The Eastern Open’ at the King's Lynn Arts Centre in 2004, 2007 and 2010 and the ‘North Norfolk Exhibition Project’ of contemporary art in 2003 and 2005. 

    Much of his work is inspired by his travels. After a trip to Antarctica in 2009, he curated and contributed to a touring exhibition with five other artists who travelled with him and which took part in Robert Scott’s centenary in 2012.

    Although known for his landscapes and maritime subjects, he embraces still life and architecture and is fast gaining a reputation for collectible figure work. Distinctive for their rich colour, exquisite detail and inspirational techniques, he has pioneered a number of distinctive styles including painting in three dimensions, etched backgrounds and texturing with marble dust. His works vary in size between several feet to several inches and can be found in number of East Anglian hospitals and in private collections around the world.

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