Leeka Gruzdeff FRAS
Leeka has achieved great success and recognition for her work over the years, accumulating numerous art prizes and twice been an Archibald Prize finalist; first in 1986 with her portrait of Rita Hunter and again in 1988 with Don Burrows. She has held 16 solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows.
In 2000, she was promoted to Fellow Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW.
Over many years she conducted art classes in Castle Hill, Bankstown, Drummoyne as well as in her home studio. Having been invited to conduct workshops in Camp Creative, Art in Action, Bathurst College of the Arts and Country Art Societies gave her the opportunity to explore the country. Her work is in local and overseas collections.
Gruzdeff has resumed her passion for creative painting and loves using some o f the tricky watercolour and fluid acrylic techniques.