Gillian Leigh – Painting

Gillian Leigh painting

Gillian Leigh ( British b. 1975)

Untitled #425 – from the Denmark Place series

March 2003

Oil on Canvas

Framed in a nice silver floater frame. (Nice even finish. Seen are reflections from light & flash)

24.75″ x 26.75″ canvas

27″ x 29″ framed


Gillian Leigh is a young artist whose work in oils and pastels betrays a fascination with water, light and movement. The highly finished surfaces are the result of a careful process of application in which the artist works by applying the paint in layers, one on top of the other, allowing each to disturb the one below. Sometimes, she applies the next layer whilst the one before it is still wet, thus allowing the layers to blend.  Each canvas seems to ripple and pulse with life; forms undulate beneath the surface creating a sense of movement. 

A London based artist, Gillian was trained in Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art. She graduated in 1996 and the following year was awarded a prize at the Logos Third National Art Competition.