I'm Leigh. I've always loved mucking about with a pencil and enjoyed working in some very creative advertising agencies in London, with a fabulous copywriter. Together we picked up quite a few awards, most of them Golds. Well done us!
I've done the odd illustration, for companies such as The Crafty Kit Company, Tanqueray Gin, First Direct, TV Times, Elle Magazine, and Virgin, and my work has appeared in Lurzers archive, The Womens Artists Diary, The AOI annual, and hangs above the piano of Steven Isserlis CBE and Connie Shih.
Then I bumped into the fabulous portrait painter, Anna Wimbledon, who offered lessons.
Thanks to her, I was a finalist in the Scottish Portrait Artists Award, and this year I am in the exhibition, and entered Sky PAOTY
I'm super excited to be a part of this years Sky TV Portrait Artist of the Year where I got to scribble an image of the lithe and lovely Alexa Chung.
I love painting portraits - it's the line and the intensity of trying to capture that 'zing' that a person has.
Time to get out the brushes!