Born in 1989, Leigh Tuckniss completed her Honours degree BFA (Painting) in 2010, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, South Africa. Working as a painter, Tuckniss plays with a variety of mediums and surfaces, however the medium of ink is highly favoured.
Tuckniss interrogates themes of identity and dreamingly paints movement, form and mood. She purposefully isolates her subject matter, whether it be animal or human, in a space of white nothingness. Suspending her investigations in an eternal limbo, inviting the viewer to engage with the energy that’s portrayed.
Painting predominantly in the medium of ink and watercolour, Tuckniss plays with the fluidity at hand, actively capturing the movement of her chosen subject matter.