Jubilation and introspection mark the fantastic paintings of Robert Leach. His painterly works, employing a brilliant color palette, feature the street scenes, landscapes, and people that engendered his creative life. Leach began painting in 1978 at the age of 45, with a range of experiences already blooming and coming to life in his mind. In explaining his creative impetus Leach states that he would like his paintings to "open the minds of all people to the beauty of human nature." Leach’s paintings are alive with the people and energy of New York City and flow together seamlessly with his love of the natural world.
His success as an artist was as instantaneous as his immersion in the visual arts. His first one-man show in Harlem sold every piece, and provided him with portrait commissions in addition to local acclaim.
Leach is also deeply involved in educational and humanitarian work, such as Art Without Borders and Habitat for Humanity. Robert Leach lives and works in New York.