In early 2016, during a massive change of direction in his life, Richard Leach was transplanted from the GTA to Prince Edward County where he and his wife, Linda, have been renovating their home and building a fine art studio and gallery at the same location. Richard will be producing mixed media works on wood in either acrylic or encaustic and giclée prints of his allegorical and nature themed compositions.
This has been a dramatic change since Richard is also an award winning graphic designer, design consultant, illustrator with over 40 years of experience in the communications industry. He launched his business as an independent designer in 1981 and established Creative Edge Design in 1989 during which time he worked under contract for a wide range of clients including corporations from large to small, business startups, and as a brand manager and art director for established businesses.
Specifically, he has worked on corporate communications, packaging, display design, and web site projects for his design clients and has also taken on many miscellaneous illustration projects (including book illustration) in addition. He won three awards in dimensional illustration at the Dimensional Illustrator Awards show in New York and two design awards for his work at the Summit Creative Award Show in Portland, Oregon.
Now he’s exploring new avenues of creativity in a new and beautiful location.