Leigh's collage and painting series 'Underwater' was shown at the exhibition 'Playhouse X Pride', Norwich Playhouse, with Kristy Campbell and others to mark the 10th anniversary of Norwich Pride in 2018. He has used his home to create immersive art installations. One of these, 'A Winter's Night', took place in January 2017 and another, 'Rooms', in 2014. Leigh's short animation film 'Home', as well as 'Underwater', were shown at the 2015 Norwich Fringe Festival. Leigh was a member of the artists' group Simply Eclectic between 2005 and 2007. From 2006 to 2008 he was part of the singing quartet The River of Sound, directed and led by Mary Benefiel.
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Artist's Statement: I am interested in exploring the psyche and the relationship between our inner and outer worlds. Drawing on the unconscious and improvisation are important elements of my creative process. I see my creative projects as attempts to tell a story about my life and the world as I encounter it. I like my work to be open so that people can bring their own stories to it.
Leigh is a multi-media artist based in Norwich, UK. Leigh graduated with a BA Hons degree in English Literature with Drama from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 1994. Previously, he achieved Grade 8 for clarinet. In 2000 he gained a Diploma in Colour Therapy. He studied voice with Mary Benefiel and opera singer Helen Cannell and movement with Helen Massy. Leigh is also an alternative therapist. The creative and therapeutic strands of his work inform each other.