Leigh Voigt b.1943 - Original Watercolour - Bird of Prey
Leigh Voigt b.1943
An original large watercolour by the celebrated South African artist, Leigh Voight. Signed and dated 1978 to the lower right corner.
Leigh Voigt was born in Johannesburg in 1943 and is the daughter of the botanical artist, Barbara Jeppe. She studied at the Johannesburg School of Art, but before deciding to devote her time to art Leigh worked for an advertising agency between 1962 and 1968.
The wildlife studies executed by Leigh Voigt have great sensitivity and are remarkable for the wonderful use of colour. She is particularly well-known for her bird studies and depiction of small wild creatures. This empathy with the essence of the creatures, which she portrays has caused her charming works to be much in demand as book illustrations. Her original illustrations for the article “The Rarest birds in the World” for the International Wildlife Magazine were exhibited at the Wildlife Gallery, Toronto.