Leafy Dumas - drawing - painting - illustration
Artist and illustrator Leafy Dumas wastes a lot of time dreaming of adventures and drinking cups of tea, but the results of this are (in part) joyful paintings depicting a happy world of boats, maps and the English seaside.
Brought up on tales of derring-do and inspired by the watery wilderness of creeks and mudflats on her doorstep, Leafy’s artwork embodies a sense of childhood utopia and good old-fashioned freedom and adventure.
Christened Alethea, known as Leafy, she had a nomadic childhood living in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. After attending nine different schools Leafy graduated from Exeter College of Art with a First Class Honours Degree.
A seasoned sailor and ex lifeboat crew (now RNLI Press Officer), when she’s not in her studio Leafy is usually out on the water or in the lifeboat station.
Leafy’s fine art prints and cards are available for sale from her studio or via her website shop.