The beautiful figurative work of Oksana Leadbitter aims to capture a moment in time and to portray the emotions of her individual subject, expressing a story through the eyes, body movement, shadows or light and colours. Her paintings are designed to be interactive, encouraging the observer to engage in a visual conversation with each subject, be it a portrait, large abstract or a still life in oils.
Born in Budapest in 1974, Oksana subsequently moved at three years of age with her family to USSR. At the age of 11 she was offered a place at the specialized School of Fine Art (Kaunas, Lithuania), where from an early age she was able to obtain a comprehensive, grounding knowledge in the techniques of Russian School of fine art. She learned the skills of watercolour, oil painting, sculpture and charcoal and was lucky enough to be taught by some of the most thought after artists in the country.
In 1998 Oksana moved to London to expand her artistic horizons and reach out to a more universal audience. Over the years, she has produced art for many private clients, galleries, hotels, offices and design companies. She has fulfilled large commissions of 30-40 large paintings for such hotels as 'The Vilnius Hotel', 'The Santakos Hotel', 'Bravo House' in London and most recently 'The Quarters' in London.
Some of her figurative peaces where sold by Christie's and Bonhams Auctions.
15 of her paintings have been published into prints worldwide by Rosenstiel’s Publishing House.