Leigh Painting at Tubac Center of the Arts Garden Party Arizona

Leigh was raised on a farm in Western Nebraska near Scottsbluff National Monument, the Oregon Trail and the North Platte river.  She loved the rural life and growing up with horses and cattle in the wide open spaces.  Her mother encouraged her interest in drawing by arranging for summer painting lessons with a local artist.

Like many rural children, Leigh wanted to experience city life and something different than life on the prairie.  By the early 1980’s she was living in Southern California and working for Fortune 500 firm Hewlett Packard.  Leigh worked in various sales and executive management roles for the next twenty three years, but she dreamed of living away from the stresses of corporate life and painting and drawing again.  She left Hewlett Packard in 2006.

 Leigh and her late husband Joe retired to the artists community of Tubac, AZ.  She spent the next decade painting the many aspects of life in rural Arizona.  

In late 2017, Leigh bought an historic home in downtown Billings, Montana.  The home was built in 1905 as Billings was beginning to grow into what is now Montana's largest city.   The location and historic nature of the neighborhood provde many opportunities for Leigh to explore and study one of her favorite subjects, Victorian era homes and buildings. 
“I paint as an expression of love for the beauty and life that surrounds me. The process of trying to capture a scene or image that inspires me gives me much enjoyment.  I hope that my paintings bring a sense of serenity and happiness to those that view them.”


Associate Member Oil Painters of America
Associate Member American Women Artists
Member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Tubac Center of the Arts

Juried Shows:

2014 Tubac Center of the Arts Members Juried Show 2013 National Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oil - Oil Painters of America Oregon Trail Days Art Show 2013, Gering, Nebraska Border Celebrations, Tubac Center of the Arts 2013 Timeless Meditations, Tubac Center of the Arts 2012 Small Wonders Show, Flagstaff Arizona 2012 Miniatures Show, Tubac Center of the Arts 2011 Oregon Trail Days Art Show 2011, Gering, Nebraska Tubac Center of the Arts Members’ Juried Show 2010

Lily’s Gallery in Tubac at the Mercado de Baca, 19 Tubac Road is representing Leigh’s paintings.
 (520) 398 -1319  www.lilysoftubac.com