The Darryl Nantais Gallery

Artist's Biography

Leigh Hunt

Having lived his formative years in New Zealand, Leigh Hunt returned to England in 1943, to serve in The Royal Navy.

In 1946 he was free to again take up art studies at Kingston and The Slade.

The years that followed he spent working in the London advertising world, supporting a family. He ended up as Art Director in an agency.

Meanwhile he pursued a parallel life, painting by night, exhibiting and when possible selling his work.

By 1983 he was able to move to a studio – house in Norfolk to paint full time, exhibiting in Ely, Lavenham, London and finally Cambridge where he now has his studio.