I usually describe my work as ‘mixed media’ since my background as an artist has involved illustration and graphic design for more years than I care to remember. Any verbal description, though, can be like attempting to describe an elephant to a blind man.

Now, I’m stepping into a world that involves self-fulfillment and finding the meaning in life.  I use art as a tool to find my way. The work usually involves a narrative so I look for stories and themes that resonate on many levels. I hope they resonate for you. 

You can expect to find that most of my work is allegorical in nature and features high relief art in acrylic or mixed media on wood in addition to digitally combined compositions printed on watercolour paper.


Richard Leach is an award winning graphic designer, design consultant, brand manager and illustrator with over 40 years of experience in the communications industry. He started as an independent designer in 1981 and established Creative Edge Design in 1989. He has 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.

And then… in recent years, the madness of the advertising industry led him to wish for more beautiful surroundings and fewer urgent deadlines so…

He moved to Prince Edward County with his partner, Linda, in 2016, built Stellar Wind Studio/Gallery and became part of the PEC Studio Tour as a full time artist in the same year.

Education: Richard holds a BA in Art Education from University of Toronto and a Diploma in Art and Design from Sheridan College. He also completed two years of study in Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art in London, England (Hornsey was swallowed up by Middlesex Polytechnic in subsequent years).