Contemporary artworks using the O.D.O.R.I. style of technique (overt distortion of real imagery) Wendi Leigh's art diversifies as it grows organically, crossing between reality and abstraction and finding paths that lead to express a compelling story of today’s history.
Coming from a combined fashion and art background, Wendi pursued a career in the fashion industry as designer and pattern maker in Sydney and Berlin over many years, and since 1990, turned her artistic talents to exhibiting art collections in Sydney, Newcastle and the Mid North Coast.
Throughout this colourful time in her life, Wendi has entered and won art/photographic competitions, but still finds wonderment in sharing her diversity with others in workshop activities.
2019 Second Prize 'Postcodes from the Edge' Wollongong Regional Art Gallery
2004 Second Prize Taree "Timber Heritage Photographic Competition
2004 Winner Hastings Council CBD Street Banner Competition
2003 Highly Commended Hastings Aqua Sculpture Awards Port Macquarie
2002 Most Outstanding student Award for Graphic Design Certificate IV
2001 Winner "City of the Arts" Logo Hastings Council Port Macquarie Acquisitive
2001 Winner "City of the Arts" Logo Peoples Choice Hastings Council Port Macquarie
2001 Winner Watercolour Alzheimer's Drug Painting for Pfizer Drug Company. Sydney Acquisitive
2000 Winner "Art on a Grand Canvas" Greg Norman's launch exhibition new Golf Club Acquisitive
1995 Winner and Second prize Watercolour Comboyne A & H Association Exhibition
1995 Highly commended sepia Ink Taree Show Exhibition
1995 Commended Acrylic work Taree show exhibition
1994 Second Prize watercolour Comboyne A & H Association Exhibition
1993 Winner Watercolour Prize Wauchope Show Society
2019 TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment National Training Masters Kiama
2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction Wollongong University
2005 Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts Forster TAFE
2003 Diploma of Fine Arts Kempsey TAFE
2001 Certificate IV in Graphic Design Port Macquarie TAFE
1989 Business and Catering Certificate Meadowbank TAFE
1970 Diploma of Colour and Design - Fashion- Shilitto College Sydney