Specializing in figurative art, my practice originates from an intense drive to create compelling images and stories meant to inspire and give hope.
My earlier work was created with the intention to give a voice to the voiceless, creating compelling portraits and figurative-based narrative paintings that provide representation for underrepresented communities and people. Although my current body of work still focuses on stories and people, I have now narrowed my focus toward women. Inspired largely by personal experiences and partly by the military presence in my family, my new body of work is focused on building an army of women warriors, armed and ready to defend the good in the world.
I want to contribute to this world while I am here, and my art is the way that I can do that. Guided by the tumultuous times in our culture, as well as my own personal battles, my work must uplift and motivate awareness and change. Through my work, I want to capture the issues that are important to our collective community, and inspire others with my symbolic soldiers.
Leigh Brooklyn - Cleveland, Ohio 2023