commercial clients, including Grid Iron Theatre Company,
Royal Lyceum Theatre and the Scottish Storytelling Centre,
have commissioned work that ranges from original drawings
to an entirely hand-sewn appliquéd curtain for
a performance space.
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The Storytelling Wall
Example of a Private
This piece was
commissioned by a client familiar with my work and wanted
a gift for his wife’s 50th birthday. Because she
had roots on the seafaring islands of Shetland, he proposed
drawing on the tradition of selkie folk tales.
At the outset,
the client specified a price range and gave an indication
of the dimensions he wanted for a piece to hang between
two windows in the family home. I produced a series of
four or five sketches, and met up with him to discuss
different compositions and agree on the best one; we spoke
about colour and whether he wanted the image framed. All
in all, the process took a couple of months to complete.
I am open to
discuss any ideas and projects without obligation to make
an immediate commitment.
A previous client comments...
Leiper is one of the most talented young artists working
in Britain today. Intellectually and imaginatively never
still, her painting reveals the enormous wealth of her
learning, her restless search for the great truths of
being, and her sensitive, emotional, and keenly perceptive
northern soul. In 'The Seal Wife' we are lured
into a world of fantasy and faery, which beguiles and
enchants. She also delights, with the unexpected, but
gloriously witty and life-affirming discovery of the golden
wedding ring, incongruous, but simultaneously just right,
in the submarine blue of the sea. It is a painting of
great depth and meaning. It tells a haunting story with
great compassion and understanding. This is just one of
many Kate Leiper's works which have moved me deeply and
at which I have greatly marvelled. Here indeed is an artist
to be fostered and cherished."