Leonard is a Textile Artist influenced by our beautiful wild Irish landscape. Her home, in the spectacular 'Garden of Ireland' in Wicklow inspires Geraldine
to combine beautiful luxurious textiles, soft cashmere's, mohairs and silks to capture the true essence of our heritage and wild beauty. The striking combination of sensual, velvety textiles and a vividly rich colour palette allows her to transform scenes from the Irish landscape into incredibly unique pieces of art. She hand-dyes some of the materials herself and sources her natural materials locally where possible to ensure that her work is produced to the highest of standards. Each piece is unique, handcrafted, customised, signed and titled by the artist and is made just for you.
Within a couple of months of launching her textile art her work was shortlisted in July 2015 by a panel of Irish and international judges for the semi final at the prestigious 'RDS National Craft Awards' where her work was exhibited. This exhibition's focus was to celebrate Irish design in all its wonderful variations. Geraldine
is a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.Geraldine
's textile art collection was launched at Showcase Ireland 2016 for the first time. Her art pieces are now stocked in retail stores and galleries throughout Ireland. Her work is featured in the USA publication 'Home Accents Today' March 2016. Commissions are held in Australia, USA, Canada and throughout Europe. To see more of her beautiful work go to www.geraldineleonard.com