Born in March 1970.
Grandson of Tinus de Jongh. Uncle is Gabriël de Jongh.
Has a Bsc Civil Engineering degree at University of Cape Town in 1996.
Casey also has avid interest in astronomy and particle physics and in 1999 began studying towards his second degree in electronic engineering at the University of Cape Town but after completing it in 2001 his ideas of working in the aerospace industry had waned and the success of his artistic career was sufficient reason for him to put all his efforts into a craft he had developed from its embryonic stage as a teenager into quality work he is producing today.
Casey van der Leek is a self taught, full time South African artist and he showed a precocious talent for drawing from an early age. Is commercial artist. Painted part time from 1988 – 1996. Full-time from 1997.