About the Artist

About the Artist

Kaleigh was born and raised in Nevada where she has returned to live after many years in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. She is an artist, teacher, personal counselor, lifelong meditator, and spiritual seeker.

She works primarily in watercolor, pastel, ink, and acrylic.  Her work is filled with light, vivid color, and finely rendered detail.  Drawing inspiration from the beauty of the physical world, her work reflects time spent in Italy, Ireland, and France, as well as, the mountains, valleys, and deserts of the West.  Painting subjects include landscape, still life, botanical, and abstract.

She is currently exploring the ancient art of mandala creation and fusing it with the science of optics to create a new expression. This art has lead her into offering workshops in radiant/mandala creation and journaling as a path to healing, spiritual growth, and living a more genuine and satisfying life. 

In addition to fine art paintings, Kaleigh has illustrated over twenty-five books for both children and adults and creates advertising illustrations and graphic designs.

Her work has been exhibited in various venues, several being the Canessa Park Gallery in San Francisco, Gallery II on Main in Grass Valley, and the Broad Street Gallery in Nevada City. She was the featured artist at the Candy Dance in Genoa in September 2005. Her work currently appears in the First Floor Gallery at the St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, Artsy Fartsy Gallery in Carson City, and the Nevada Historical Society Museum in Reno as part of the permanent collection. Her work is also part of many personal collections.

Kaleigh Surber Artist Photo