DRIVER, Leigh

1962 - ?

Leigh Alexandra Driver was born in July 1962. In the early 1980s she studied Fine Art at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design under the guidance of Graham Boyd (born 1928). As well as painting and drawing she also enjoyed printmaking and sculpture and both occasionally make a reappearances in her practice. Following a move from Hertfordshire to Suffolk in the 1990s she re-trained as a historian and wrote two books The English Village (2005) and The Lost Villages of England (2006) but in 2004 she returned to art, founding a community arts organization, West Suffolk Arts Centre CIC. Taking the landscape as a starting point she uses a variety of media to carry out further investigation, seeking to reveal the transitions between the hidden and tangible layers of human engagement with the environment over time. Drawing on this research she works in the studio to create work that explores both past and present filtered through her own experience of a particular place. Leigh has curated projects for Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council and a number of independent arts organisations and since about 2010 her work has focused mainly on performance, sound art and the moving image. In the late 2020s a reappraisal of her practice she rediscovered mark-making. A member of the Suffolk Open Studios from Linnet Crescent, Brandon, Suffolk.




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