Barry Leigh was born in London in 1949 and trained as a Chartered Accountant, working in the City for many years and running a large publishing company. Later he studied art at Brighton University, gaining a degree in printmaking, followed by an MA in Fine Art and Archictecture at the University of East London in 2006. He exhibited in a joint show at Ben Uri, as part of the Journeys series in 2007. He now splits his time between teaching accountancy and his artistic practice.