Leigh Davis b. 1976


Leigh Davis was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and grew up in nearby Broseley and Much Wenlock. After schooling he studied Silversmithing and Jewellery in Birmingham between 1995 and 1997, before completing a combined degree in Ceramics, Woods, Metals and Plastics at the University of Wolverhampton. Whilst studying ceramics, Davis discovered his love of sculpture, producing aerodynamic forms in porcelain. Continuing to sculpt after completing his studies, Davis began to focus on painting, too.


Davis’ work is fascinated by the deconstruction and isolation of forms and focal points within the landscape. The results are abstract paintings and sculptures that capture the atmosphere of their scenes; many of Davis’ paintings feature the countryside around his home in rural Shropshire, the hills surrounding Much Wenlock and the coastline of the Gower Peninsular. The rich and varied coastline of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly also feature heavily in his work.


Davis has exhibited widely across Britain since 2012. His first major solo exhibition was at The Nine British Art in 2018; Davis now exhibits and works exclusively with the gallery.