Kenneth Leech studied at Cleveland College of Art and Design in Middlesbrough 1963 -67 and subsequently at Leeds University Institute of Education. He worked for some years in Industry as an Artist Designer before moving to Coniston in The Lake District where he established a studio and now concentrates on his painting and printmaking. His work has been exhibited Internationally and is included in major collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. His prints have been published by Christies Contemporary Art (now CCA Galleries).

Commissions Include : Teesside Airport. Welsh Arts Council. Northern Arts Travel Bursary. Woodland Trust. Christies Contemporary Art. National Westminster Bank. World Wide Fund for Nature WWF. National Trust.

Collections Include : Teesside Airport, Lonrho Textiles. Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal. Dalgety Spillers. AMI Hospitals. West Cumberland Farmers. City Bank. Mazda Cars UK. Bank of England. American Express. Cotton Corporation. Artotec Dortmund. Southampton Art Gallery. Norfolk Education Committee. Rotherham Education Committee. Trafford Library Services. Lloyds Bank. Liverpool University. Queens University, Belfast. Durham University. Post Office. IBM. National Farmers Union. Grand Metropolitan. American Airlines. Cambridge Interactive Systems. National Westminster Bank. Marks and Spencer. National Trust.

Exhibitions Include : Portfolio Gallery, Auckland NZ. Editions Gallery, Melbourne Australia. Gazebo Gallery, Victoria BC. October Gallery, St. Helena California. The Barbican, London. Falmouth Art Gallery. Welsh Arts Council Touring Exhibition. Lowick House Printmaking Touring Exhibitions. Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester. Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Edinburgh Festival. Laing Art Exhibitions. Theatre Royal, York. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.

Photograph by : Michael Collier ABIPP, FRPS