Shortly after giving birth to my son Digby in May, I participated in the second Face to Face exhibition at the Espacio Gallery, curated by Ana Cockerill. The exhibition took place between the 27th June - 2nd July. My painting - "Portrait of Ms Ruby May reclined" was on show this time.
The lovely Nicolas Laborie documented this short video portrait of me for the Sweet Art Show no. 1. I talk mainly about the two Ruby May paintings exhibited at the show.
I will be exhibiting at the Sweet Art Show No. 1 in support of International Women's Day from 8th - 14th March. The exhibition will be held at the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London.
If you wish to attend the private view on Friday 8th March (6 - 9pm), please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the exhibition can be found on their website.
My new portrait of Ms Ruby May, will be on show at the Espacio Gallery in London from 27th September to 2nd October. The exhibition is a group show titled:
Face-to-Face, An exhibition exploring portraiture
Everyone is welcome to attend the private view on Thursday 27th September from 6-9pm. Details can be found on the gallery's website.
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
Open Daily from 1-7pm including weekends. Closed on Wednesdays.
Leena McCall's paintings will be on show at Chinawhite in London this week. Jason Bradbury is organising a group show of erotic artists entitled 'LUST'. There will be two private views at the exclusive Mayfair club. If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you there on the 15th and 16th February!
A week after the inaugural Art Erotica Exhibition ended, the organiser of the event, Kathryn Roberts, announced on their website that my portrait of the deliciously sexy Ms Ruby May had also won the Visitors' Choice award of £500.
Many thanks to all those who voted for my painting. It serves as great encouragement to continue painting my erotic portaits of women. You can still buy the exhibition posters directly from the Art Erotica website (click on the image above).
Here are some reviews of the show. Looking forward to attending next year's event!
'Ms Ruby May by Leena McCall', www.inrudehealth.com
'Art Erotica raises brows in Mayfair', www.somethingdark.com
'Visible to the naked Eye: Art Erotica 2012', Now.Here.This. Time Out London
'First Art Erotica exhibition ends with promise of more to come', www.somethingdark.com
'Art Erotica Exhibition', Miss Player www.eroticmeet.net
My portrait of Ms Ruby May has been shortlisted for the inaugural Art Erotica Exhibition, taking place 19–27 January 2012 in the Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG. The painting has also been selected for the exhibition poster, see below.
The ticketed private view will take place on Wednesday 18th January 7-9pm, followed by an after party at Chinawhite in Fitzrovia. There is an artists' reception on 25th January and a number of talks and discussions will be held throughout the exhibition.
I will be participating in the ASC Open Studio weekends in November 2011. My studio is located in Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EQ
Opening Hours: Saturday 26 November 2011, 12.00-6.00 pm
Private View: Friday 25 November, 6.00-9.00 pm
Transport: 3 mins from Southwark tube
Please let me know if you would like to come to the private view on Friday evening or join us over the weekend.
The Frauenmuseum in Bonn awarded me third prize in the Valentine Rothe Preis award on Friday 20th November 2009. The award supports young female artists.
Here are a few photos taken during the 4 day Art in Action event held at Waterperry House in Oxfordshire. It was a terrifically fun event, though exhausting! Thank you to everyone who was there to help and support me. I could not have done it without you.
I have been working on a number of new "Flesh" drawings for the upcoming Art in Action show. You can find photographs of them in the portfolio gallery. These drawings are again charcoal, but on a different surface. I have been experimenting with tissue paper on handmade paper. The two together lend an interesting finish to the drawings.
Today I can present my new website. It has been under construction for a number of weeks. I've changed the design, added some more galleries and blog posts and will be keeping it up to date with all things relating to my artwork. Details of upcoming exhibitions, photos of events and new artwork will be posted here.
I've just been selected to exhibit at the 19th Art Fair at the Frauenmuseum in Bonn this November. The three day event (20 - 22 November) brings together 60 female artists and gallerists to exhibit at the museum. I'll be posting more information as and when I have it, but watch this space ;-)
Here is a short video about the annual Art in Action event. I am very much looking forward to participating this year. It looks like a lot of fun.
I will be demonstrating in the drawing tent at Art in Action this year. This annual event takes place just outside of Oxford, bringing together artists from all disciplines. I will be showing my latest "Flesh" work and demonstrating my drawing practice over the four day event (16 - 19 July).
Further details of the event can be found on their website or in the attached leaflet.
I've been in Florence for the last six months, studying at the Charles H. Cecil Studios. The studio teaches a sight-size approach to drawing and painting from life. My work focused mainly on portraiture with some figure study. Photos of some of this work can be found in the gallery. Much of it remains unfinished, perhaps to be resumed one day.
The private view went off with a bang and plenty of champagne. Here you will find some photographs documenting the evening.