Originally from rural Ontario, her painter father first inspired an artistic perspective of the farmland and people in the area. Leigh now works from her forest studio on Vancouver Island, BC influenced by the flora, fauna, and landscape. "I'm inspired to create lyrical works that reflect the relationships of nature and resonate authentically. I like to infuse my paintings with both impressionist gesture and realist depth." My admiration extends from Cassat, Degas, and Morisot, to many contemporary painters, literature, dance, music, ceramics, cinematography and printmaking.