One of the original “Famous Dead Artists” of Wichita, Leigh Leighton-Wallace now resides in Missouri where she continues to create art.
“For the past two years I have felt an increasing need to find a way to express the beauty that I see around me every day. I live in a beautiful rural area with hills and forests and lovely atmospheres and mists and visual moods. I hadn’t been interested in landscape as subject matter before, perhaps it is maturity setting in. Or, it might be that my acquisition of an enduro motorcycle has given me access to scenes that have been impacting me more than I realized.
Whatever the reason, I have finally decided to formally create landscape images as a body of serious work. I am doing several things, including egg tempera paintings, linoleum cut print, collograph prints, monotypes and ceramic sculptures. I am finding no end of inspiration.”