Leigh Humby

Born in  Bury, North Manchester, England;  Leigh is a trained product designer and has been designing products for a selection of industries and top brands for the last fifteen years. Though his commercial background has been design based, he has never lost his love and passion for fine art. His art is packed with colour, energy and excitement.

In 2014 Leigh moved away from his product design career to concentrate on a new body of work, that he has named ‘Back to Basics’ and hopes to show on Abstractwall at the end of 2015 early 2016. He describes the new concepts as very much like his ‘Mind Over Matter’ pieces but more sophisticated. Leigh says ‘ It has always intrigued me how simple lines and ovals that cross each other randomly, create the most elegant of compositions. The contemporary body of work is clean, sharp, beautifully simple and possesses energy and movement whilst the closed areas of colour tie the compositions together’. framed ‘back to basics’ range will be priced at between £265 and £480 for the original pieces and £68.99 (1/200) to £129.99 (1/50) for limited edition prints.

Leigh was recently selected as ‘Wild card’ from thousands of entries for this years ‘Sky Landscape Artist Of the Year’ presented by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell. The first heats of the competition were held around the country and Leigh’s heat was held at Lyme park, Cheshire. Leigh didn’t progress to the next stage of the competition but felt being selected was an achievement in it’s self. He hopes to enter again in 2016. we’ll keep you posted on his progress.