-

Leigh Nelson

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto based artist, Leigh Nelson, studied at the Toronto School of Art where she received her Fine Arts Diploma in 2001. Having grown up in an artistic family, Leigh took to abstract painting from a young age as a form of rebellion against the conventional form of still life and realism. Through her work, she often experimented with angled shapes and bright colours influenced by Dali, Cubism and modern architecture. However, it wasn't until her late 20's that Leigh wanted to reinvent her approach to art and enrolled at the Canadian Business College to study digital media and graphic arts technology.

​Since 2010, Leigh has sold to private collections as well as participating in group shows such as Pancakes and Booze Pop Up Art Show, RAW Underground, Hashtag Gallery and Once Chance Rebecca Gallery, Women's Art Association of Canada & 58th-The Toronto Outdoor Art Show. Ever growing, Tunnel Series is Leigh's most celebrated collection, as she explores themes of family, conflict, states of illusion and the psyche.


Inside the Studio


Q+A

Everyone should know about

I've been wearing mismatched socks since 1996.

What do you listen to when you work?

Top 40,soundtracks,electric,dance

Favourite artist(s) right now

Maria Grønlund

I'm really good at making (a) ...

My Art!

Favourite medium

Illustrator and Photoshop

How long have you been creating art?

My whole life. So at least 30- something years

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-07-12

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Select Past Exhibitions
1

Toronto
Nelson 2

2

Toronto
TA2-Recording Company

3

Toronto
Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition

4

Toronto
One Earth – One Chance Rebecca Gallery

5

Toronto
Group Show at Hashtag Gallery

6

Toronto
RAW Underground Art Show.

Accolades
1


Illustrator Gold Award

1


Photoshop Gold Award

Education
1

Canadian Business College
Digital Media Diploma

3

Toronto School of Art
Fine Art Diploma

Social
SHARE THIS ARTIST