Leith Walton's Biography
I am heavily influenced by patterns that I come across in my life. Seeing vast configurations of shapes, textures and colours in the natural and manufactured world around me, I feel compelled to share their beauty through my creative process.
As I continue to experiment with different artistic methods I am continually intrigued by styles of artwork/design/architecture from our past. Art nouveau and art deco are two areas that I find extremely interesting.
Over the years I have strived to create pieces of artwork that bring a sense of timelessness to the viewer. My exploration into watercolours and acrylic has been very successful in the past but as my work transcended onto large scale walls and sculptures I feel like I have truly begun to ignite my curiosity. The end products of my creations speak of beauty and complexity but hold to a simple but defined design. The introduction of patterns designed by computer and laser cut into stencils has been a very exciting prospect which I continue to relish in and look forward to further exploration.
A lot of my research comes from shared community learning. Through conversations with other mural artists and makers of all kinds I get specialist knowledge about the areas I am interested in. This method of learning reminds me of the tradition of oral learning and how for a long time our history was passed on this way. Other sources of knowledge have come from the internet as the online community for mural making is vast and diverse.