Leigh was born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where he resided for the first twenty years of his life. Leigh began to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil, with his family quickly recognising his artistic flair.
Leigh relocated to Warwickshire with his family in 1996, where he focused on the development of his technique. It was on leaving Newcastle that he began to appreciate the nature of his upbringing; what he had once seen as a concrete jungle now seeming strangely beautiful. Taking inspiration from his childhood, Leigh's pieces have a strong sense of nostalgia, evoking fond memories of a youth that many can relate to.
Working from his garden studio, the artist has achieved great success in recent years. In 2014 he was shortlisted as Best Up and Coming Artist in the prestigious Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, and consequently his works are hugely sough-after. Limited editions often sell out within weeks, and waiting lists are in place for those hoping to acquire original paintings.
Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London.
A lot of the time a painting evolves as he paints it. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. Other times Jeffery sees an image in his head and quickly sketch it out.
He normally works in two stages: he first paints the entire canvas in base colours. After it has dried, he paints a second layer, adding more and more detail. After he finishes a painting, he leaves it a day or so before look at it again, this helps Ben pick up on areas that need changing.
His work is fairly diverse, ranging from portraits to landscapes, in both pencil and oils. He loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style. He is huge Sci-fi movie fan and he loves special effects.
One of Kimberleys earliest memories was her father, a great lover of impressionist art, taking her to a JMW Turner exhibition at the Tate Gallery. That was it - she was going to paint like this genius one day and ten years later in 2005, she gained a Diploma in Art and Design.
She re-ignited her passion for painting in 2014 after meeting a renowned artist who introduced her to oils and the palette knife.
Kimberley quickly developed her own signature style, focusing on the natural beauty of the countryside that she is surrounded by. With an emphasis on colour and light and how one affects the other at different times of the day, Turner's artistic inspiration is never far from her thoughts. The process of layering and blending the palette knife work to obtain the right tone, texture and light is what is important in Kimberley's stunning works.
To date, Kimberley has sold paintings all over the UK with several finding their way to the USA and Australia.
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