Hello, and thank you so much for visiting my website, I hope you like what you see!
I am Georgina Leigh and I live in the beautiful city of Bath, UK.
As you can probably tell, I love art and I love horses...so much so, that I felt compelled to join my two passions and create my pseudonym 'The Horse Artist'!
Most of the commissions I get asked to paint are indeed of horses but I do love painting and drawing other animals including dogs, and I have enjoyed capturing many breeds, colours, shapes and sizes over the years.
So where did it all begin? I grew up in the Oxfordshire Countryside surrounded by fields and animals and not much else, which was fine with me! I had a couple of dogs and ponies, and chickens and ducks as well as our great hunting cat, who liked to sleep all day and work all night.
I liked to draw and scribble from an early age and would often copy photos from 'Horse and Hound Magazine' of the wonderful dressage horses, eventers and show ponies, and even on occasions, the odd Disney character for friends (Dumbo being my most favourite - I can see him now clutching his lucky feather!)
My passion for drawing really took off at school where I was lucky enough to have a very inspirational teacher, who made all our art lessons fun (at least that what I thought - maybe everyone else thought they were boring?) I continued my love of art through higher education going on to Art College in Bath where I studied for 3 years, returning to Oxford and working as a Graphic Designer for a few years and then coming back to Bath with a couple of children and a crazy husband (he won't mind that