Leigh van der Schyff was born in South Africa. As a child, her training was ongoing and varied, but it was at the Johannesburg School of Art that her studies became structured and concentrated. Extensive training and work experience in the drafting department of a Johannesburg mining corporation is apparent in the precision of some of her designs.
With her family, she emigrated to Canada in 1974, then to the USA in 1991. Since 2015, Leigh has resided in Portland, Oregon
From 1992 to 1997, van der Schyff's work was exhibited at various venues in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After moving to Sacramento, California in 1998, she had solo exhibitions and was part of collective shows at Blooming Art, Smud Exhibition venue, Phoenix Art Gallery and in San Francisco at Galleria Tempest.
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California
University of California Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California
UC Davis Placer Center for Health
UC Davis clinics in Sacramento, California:
Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Same Day Surgery and the Cadillac Eye Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Modesto, California
Lodi Memorial Hospital, Lodi, California
Office of the Sacramento County Executive, Sacramento, California
Sacramento County Primary Care Center, Sacramento, California
Phoenix Park Community Center, Sacramento, California
The Caring Place, Richmond, BC, Canada
El Dorado County Library, El Dorado Hills Branch, California
Leigh van der Schyff's work is also part of many private collections in the United States, Canada and South Africa.
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