Using art to express her emotions from a young age, it wasn't until Leigh Viner was in her late 20s that she started pursuing art as a career, shortly after becoming a mother in 2003. Her art has been featured in Harper's Bazaar and Elle Magazine; she has also done an art collaboration with Lady Gaga, with proceeds going to the Born This Way Foundation.
"I like to give the subject of my work a feeling of relatedness. A bittersweetness that helps the viewer feel the emotions that I am trying to express or give movement to," she says.
Using a wide range of materials, such as watercolors, pastels, and oils, Leigh's free-flowing lines create abstract art pieces inspired by nature, fashion, and beauty.
"I am inspired by so many different things each day, from what I am reading to other contemporary artists and my favorites; Picasso, Joan Mitchell, and Cecily Brown, which have been a constant this past few years. And there is always music; I am always listening to a very eclectic playlist that sets the mood."