Leigh Austin Ritter

Hello and welcome to my colourful world!

Art, colour and creativity has always been a huge part of my life though despite winning first place in a local art competition at the age of five (my Mum still has that artwork today!), I didn’t pursue my art career until I was in my 20’s. I find huge inspiration in the world around me and will often photograph scenes that bring me joy and later use them for reference. I enjoy spending time squiggling ideas in my various sketch books (or random pieces of paper laying by the phone) and later seeing them come to life as a painting. I describe my style of painting as contemporary, abstract and often whimsical.

I am so grateful to all of my lovely customers and commission clients who support my work and I am very excited to be able to say my artwork has found success both at home in Australia and also internationally. I am grateful to have a few dedicated collectors who have multiple pieces of my work. I am honoured to be one of the artists included in the coffee table book produced by Art Me Gallery (Victoria, Australia) celebrating Australian artists. To date I have only entered one art competition as an adult and I was awarded 2nd prize for most popular artwork. Competitions have never really been my goal and I continue to focus on producing artwork that stays true to my belief in who I am as an artist.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website and remember if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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Leigh 😊