Bala Cynwyd’s Award-Winning Third-Grade Artist ‘Draws Literally Every Day,’ Says Mom

Layf Haigh’s award-winning work.

Eight-year-old Bala Cynwyd artist Leyf Haigh is one of only three entrants among Grades 3–5 in a national art competition to earn an award for his work. Alicia Vitarelli sketched out the details of his accomplishment for 6abc.

Haigh, a Pa. Virtual Charter School student, entered a mixed-media collage of an anglerfish in the competition. He been into art since he was a toddler, perhaps inheriting creative DNA from his artist father, Steve.

Leyf “…draws and paints literally every single day,” says his mother, Michelle.

“At first, he was a little hesitant. I think he didn’t really have the confidence that we knew he had. When he sat down with my husband … they came up with a little design. And then he really got into it,” she concluded.

News of the win set Leyf back somewhat. “I was pretty surprised,” he said.

For his effort, the pint-sized Picasso received a $1,000 Amazon e-gift card and a Microsoft Surface Tablet.

More on Leyf Haigh and his prodigious talent is at 6abc.