Rowan Leckie

Scotland, 1986


BA (Hons) in Performance Costume, from The University of Edinburgh (2019)

I have worked as an artist most of my life, having focused mostly on painting I returned to University and studied Costume design which allowed me to explore a wide range of techniques from millinery to historical pattern cutting as well as textile exploration and 3D sculptural work alongside illustration tuition

Previous to this I obtained a HND in illustration with as well as an Art foundation year. 

My degree was a creative opportunity to combine my interest in a range of mediums and techniques, flat and 3D works. I am infulanced by a range of artist and the natural environment. I am constantly intrigued by themes of belonging and identity and connections these themes reappear in my work even when I am not directly aware of it.  

My range of greetings cards which depict Edinburgh's old buildings can be found around the city. They are created using a traditional printing methods, called mono-printing this creates inky dark marks which are drawn on reverse then stretched, once dry these old industrial inks are water proof, this allows the images to be reworked with watercolour and freehand line work. I really enjoy the stages involved in this process each taking its own time.

I like to work in many mediums including oils, inks and paints as well as textiles.


Original prints and greetings cards can be found in galleries and local business in and around the city, including the Dovecot Studios, and Edinburgh Bookshop, as well as my online shop.

If you are a shop and interested in stocking cards please e-mail for wholesale prices.

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