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
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.