- With any eye for color and a love of mixing pattern and shapes, Leigh Goodwyn got her creative start designing fabrics for her textile, bedding and soft goods line, LeighDeux.
She arrived at painting through the ‘back door’ after a desire to bring more of her own artistic edge to her textile prints. Leigh began taking art lessons only a short time ago but quickly developed a love for abstract alcohol inks on canvas. After debuting a few small works at the Dallas and High Point Home Furnishings markets and landing several commissions, she began to grow more interested in pursuing art. Her first original art-inspired collection was co-designed with fellow Charlotte artist, Laura Park. Their collection, called Monarch, was derived from paintings each artist created and is available on pillows, blankets, towels, soft furniture and headboards. It can be sourced at www.leighdeux.com. Prior to Launching LeighDeux, she had a 20-year career in television marketing and was head of global marketing for Discovery Networks. Leigh graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism. She is married with two grown children.