In 2015, building construction began in front of my studio window in Manhattan. Overcoming a profound sense of loss and the desire to flee, I made a decision to stay and record the process from the foundation up. I realized then how fast construction sites change, with new shapes, patterns, light effects and human dramas daily. It set my work on a new path. Now I see a city everywhere in a state of dynamic physical transformation and a sense of urgency drives me out on site to witness and paint and draw as much of it as I can.



 

Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Acrylic on Canvas
Hudson Yards Rising
August Afternoon 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 30"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Acrylic on Canvas
Morning Light, West 53rd Street
September 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 30"
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"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
Hudson Yards
June 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor on paper
Hudson Yards
Afternoon, July 15, 2016
Watercolor on paper
8" x 20"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor on paper
Hudson Yards
Morning, July 18, 2016
Watercolor on paper
8" x 20"

Collection of GML
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
14th Floor Rising, Midtown
2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
13th Floor Construction Site at Dawn
2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"

Collection of GML
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
15th Floor Rising
February 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"

Collection of GML
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
Starting the 16th Floor
Morning, February, 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
Tower Rising, Midtown
Winter 2016
Oil on canvas
48" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
Worksite at Dawn
Winter 2016
Oil on canvas
24" x 48"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
18th Floor Rising
Late Afternoon, March 2016
Oil on board
24" x 18"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on canvas
21st Floor Rising
Spring, 2016
Oil on canvas
24" x 48"
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"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor on paper
Hudson Yards
Late Afternoon, November 2016
Watercolor on paper
8" x 20"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor and India ink on Paper
Hudson Yards
Afternoon, November 2016
Watercolor and India ink on Paper
8" x 20"
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"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
March 1, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
March 15, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 1, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
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"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 15, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 22, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
April 26, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 9, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 12, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 19, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
View to the West
May 28, 2016
Oil on wood panel
8"x 8"
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"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
10th Floor Rising
January, 2016
India ink on paper
6" x 13"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Watercolor and Gouache on paper
Winter Morning, Midtown
January 24, 2016
Watercolor and Gouache on paper
6.5" x 17"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
During the Blizzard
January 25, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
Day After the Blizzard
January 26, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
17th Floor Rising
February 12, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
12th Floor Rising
January 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  India ink on paper
14th Floor Rising
Janury 28, 2016
India ink on paper
19" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on board
New View to the North
March 2016
Oil on board
18" x 24"
Gwyneth Leech Construction Series  Oil on wood panel
Building Rising in Midtown
2009
Oil on wood panel
22" x 24"
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