In oil paintings, watercolors and ink drawings, I make pictures based on the intermediate stages of construction projects, recording the incremental yet rapid high-rise building process in New York City. I used to be afflicted by a kind of amnesia when I looked around me in Midtown Manhattan where I live and work. Since moving to the city in 1999, dozens of skyscrapers have transformed the skyline, but I found that I could not recall what had been there before, or even the lengthy and noisy building process that surely created these new structures. It was not until a building went up right in front of my 13th floor painting studio on West 39th Street that I began to pay close attention. I realized then that the construction site looked different every day. There were always new shapes, light effects and dramas to capture. Now everywhere I look, I see a city in a state of dynamic physical transformation and I am filled with the powerful urge to witness and depict as much as I can.
 

Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Acrylic on Canvas
Morning Light, West 53rd Street
September 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 30"

$3500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Acrylic on Canvas
Hudson Yards Rising
August Afternoon 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 30"

$3500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
The Shed Under Construction
June 2017
Oil on canvas
48" x 24"

Commissioned painting
Collection of Sciame LLC
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on Canvas
Hudson Yards
September Morning 2016
Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

$7500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
Hudson Yards
June 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"

$2750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor on paper
Hudson Yards
Afternoon, July 15, 2016
Watercolor on paper
8" x 20"

$1500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
14th Floor Rising, Midtown
2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"

$2750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
Starting the 16th Floor
Morning, February, 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"

$2750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
Tower Rising, Midtown
Winter 2016
Oil on canvas
48" x 24"

$5000
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
Worksite at Dawn
Winter 2016
Oil on canvas
24" x 48"

$5000
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
18th Floor Rising
Late Afternoon, March 2016
Oil on board
24" x 18"

$2750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
21st Floor Rising
Spring, 2016
Oil on canvas
24" x 48"

$5000
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
Hudson Yards
August 2016
Oil on canvas
15" x 30"

Collection of TLZ
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor on paper
Hudson Yards
Evening, July 25, 2016
Watercolor on paper
8" x 20"

$1500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor on paper
Hudson Yards
Late Afternoon, November 2016
Watercolor on paper
8" x 20"

$1500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor and India ink on Paper
Hudson Yards
Afternoon, November 2016
Watercolor and India ink on Paper
8" x 20"

$1500
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
Looking West to Weehawken from West 39th Street, 13th Floor
December 2014
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
March 1, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
March 15, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 5, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

Collection of KB
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 11, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 15, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 22, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 9, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 19, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 28, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on unfurled paper coffee cup
Laying Rebar
January 5, 2016
India ink on unfurled paper coffee cup
6" x 10"

$750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
10th Floor Rising
January, 2016
India ink on paper
6" x 13"

$750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor and Gouache on paper
Winter Morning, Midtown
January 24, 2016
Watercolor and Gouache on paper
6.5" x 17"

$1200
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
During the Blizzard
January 25, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"

$1750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
Day After the Blizzard
January 26, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"

$1750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
17th Floor Rising
February 12, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"

$1750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
12th Floor Rising
January 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"

$1750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
14th Floor Rising
Janury 28, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"

$1750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
New View to the North
March 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"

$2750
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
Building Rising in Midtown
2009
Oil on wood panel
22" x 24"

$3500
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