Roberta Leigh‘s interest in art developed during the period when she wrote and produced with her own film company.
She studied painting with Diana Raphael and Michael Chaitow, and they awakened her interest in abstract art. Her medium is oil, and watercolour in its various forms. This is done either on paper, or paper bonded on canvas or on board.
Her work is deeply emotional.
During painting sessions many paintings may be discarded before a state of transcendental calm is obtained. Only then does the true process of creation begin.
Her first exhibition was held at the home of Robert Brenner, founder of the Institute of Safety Analysis, Washington DC. Her next exhibition (at the Podbury Gallery in London) was delayed for two years owing to commissions which followed her first exhibition. Her work continued to be represented by the Podbury Gallery until its owner retired.
Subsequently, her works were displayed at Finnegans Gallery in Mayfair, until it closed owing to the ill health of its owner.
She now works privately on commissions for clients in England, North America and Switzerland.