Leigh Wood, native of Greensboro, North Carolina, is an artist living in Greenville County. She holds a BFA degree in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia and a BSED in K-12 Art from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Leigh works in her home studio, located in Simpsonville, where she resides with her husband, two daughters, two English Bulldogs, and a cat.
The inspiration for Leigh's work stems from a fascination with nature and biology, more speciﬁcally the unique features of plants, trees, and the human form. Through the use of line and color, Leigh creates her own dream-like mood of a subject matter, therefore changing its realistic form. You many see a physical or implied interplay between the human body and nature in her work.
Leigh has been in exhibitions in Greenville such as Artisphere, Artist of the Upstate, Flat Out Under Pressure, and Trees for Greenville, as well as, work published in the 2009 edition of KAKALAK, Anthology of Carolina Poet's. Some creative ventures include her design of a "sweet seat" bench that was auctioned off for The Greenville Children's Museum and creating the logo design for Monarch Elementary. Each year Leigh participates in Greenville Open Studios and exhibitions at The Metropolitan Arts Council. You'll ﬁnd more of Leigh's work at The Palmetto Home and Garden in Greenville South Carolina, and on Leigh's sister website.
"She holds a BFA degree in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia..."