About Me

Leigh D Walker is a classically trained artist who specialises in drawing and painting.

Born in south-west Scotland, she completed her Batchelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot Watt University in 1998. After working as a professional artist and lecturer, she returned to her studies to complete a Master of Fine Arts Degree at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University in 2006.

Being the recipient of numerous awards, Leigh’s work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Australia. Her art has been shown in venues such as The Royal Scottish Academy, The National Portrait Gallery (London), the Mall Galleries (London) and The Scottish Gallery. Leigh’s drawings and paintings are held in public and private collections throughout the UK and Australia.

Leigh’s art has featured in the BP Portrait Award Official Calendar, The Financial Times (UK), The Mail on Sunday and Livewire Magazine.

Leigh currently lives and creates in Canberra, Australia.

Prestigious Art Awards

Hear from my clients

Both my husband and I were instantly captivated by this haunting piece when we first viewed at an exhibition some years back. It’s a complex drawing done in pencil and charcoal and has layers of symbolism that spoke to us both but in different ways. Since our purchase it has held pride of place in our home wherever we may be. Our guests and visitors always compliment us on this choice and are eager to hear its origin. We have no hesitation in recommending Leigh Walker and her incredible talent.

Lynne and John – Queensland, Australia

I have been doing life drawing classes with Leigh Walker since about 2015. In that time Leigh has become both a trusted artistic mentor and a friend. She is relaxed, witty, cheerful, positive and energetic. She is also an accomplished visual artist in her own right and is able to share her knowledge of materials and techniques with her students. She is respectful and encouraging–always able to find the good in her students’ work so as to reassure and gently prod them to try new things and test their creative boundaries. I greatly enjoy Leigh’s teaching and the bonhomie of the life drawing class. That’s why I keep coming back!

John Butcher – Canberra, Australia

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