About the Artist
Leigh Herrick Hallowell has had a life-long love of both miniatures and painting. She has been an artist since she could first hold a crayon. In seventh grade she won a national poster contest for the ASPCA. She began showing her work in local art shows around the same time. Leigh attended the Tandem Program at the (then) Worcester Art Museum School and Clark University. Her natural talent and artistic ability have continued to evolve over the years. She has now taken that training and ability to new (and smaller) levels. Her beautiful paintings in one-inch scale, and hand-painted furniture and accessories in one-inch and smaller scales are appreciated by all who see them.
She has combined her two loves and considerable talent into a venue where she has both shown and sold her beautiful miniatures at local and IGMA shows. She has sold her work through the gift shop in the Kentucky Gateway Museum, home of Kaye Savage Browning’s fabulous miniature collection (one of Leigh’s paintings is in a roombox in the museum). Leigh has also sold paintings through Studebaker Miniatures and her local miniature store, Jamie’s Miniatures. She sold a quarter scale dollhouse that she designed and handcrafted through the Searsport (Maine) Historical Society. She was invited to show her miniatures at an art show at the Hutchison Center of the University of Maine.
In 2013, Leigh Herrick Hallowell felt honored to be chosen as a scholarship student at the IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans) Guild School in Castine, Maine. She attended classes given by Brooke Rothshank. In 2014, IGMA awarded Leigh Artisan status for her one-inch scale paintings. She continues to hone her craft.
Leigh’s work has been shown in local and national print and online publications, such as The Camden (Maine) Herald, Miniature Collector magazine, IGMA’s member magazine The CUBE, the Maine Miniatures web site, and Village Soup (Knox County, Maine). She continues to share her knowledge and love of miniatures through teaching and has taught classes to local Maine miniatures groups.