My background


My brother remembers that as a child I told him I was going to teach myself how to paint.  When I finished my first "paint-by-number" creation I presented it to him.  He laughed at my enthusiasm --- and didn't think too much about my future as an Artist.  He reminds me of those days, back in the early 1950's; and, he's happy for me that I have found my "BLISS"  --- as an Artist

My first career was in Television, primarily as a Film/ video Editor and Producer.  In the early 1990's, a Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences presented an HONOR to me for my role as Film Editor of an EMMY AWARD winning PBS TV Special report.  My experience as a Film and Video Editor informs my work as an Artist.

In the early 1990's, I graduated from Law school.  Beginning in 2004, I studied ART in several evening classes at the School of a Museum of Fine Arts, while working as an Attorney in a state's court system.  When I retired from the court in '09, I pursued ART and began painting from my Home Studio in the Midwest, USA.

My ART EDUCATION is mostly self-directed and has benefited from classes at the School of a Museum of Fine Arts; guidance from a Mentor; an Art Colony; annual Art Festivals, Juried and Curated Art Exhibitions at galleries and centers in the Midwest and near Denver, Colorado.  I study techniques of drawing, collage, and painting; and Art History.


Favorite Mediums

I use acrylics on stretched canvas and fine paper; and gouache, ink, watercolor, and hand-made papers to create the geometric forms and highlights in my compositions.


Inspiration & Style

 I am INSPIRED to create paintings that reflect my feelings about Earth's natural environments, wildlife, and the observable Universe, although my SUBJECT MATTER is non-representational.

from my Home Studio in the Midwest

I create ABSTRACT and  EXPRESSIONIST paintings ... on large canvases (5o" x 50") and smaller (9" x 12") fine papers..

*"LEE PIERCE abstracts" (c) --- have been invited to juried Art Exhibitions and international Art Fairs --- including:

> COLLECTORS' CHOICE, XIX (Saint Louis Art Guild), November, 2019

> ST. LOUIS ARTIST's GUILD -- "Endangered" Exhibition", Aug. - Sept., 2019

> The ANGAD ARTS HOTEL & Grand Tavern, St.Louis, Missouri, 2019


> (ASL) Art Saint Louis Gallery --- themed art exhibitions 2016 - present

> The TOMAHAWK CENTER, Overland Park, Kansas; 2017 - '18

> SOULARD Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 2015

> OUTNUMBERD Gallery, formerly in Littleton, Colorado, 2015 - '18

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS are in residences at:

- Atlantic Highlands, NEW JERSEY; 

- Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS; 

- Chevy Chase, MARYLAND;

- Denver, COLORADO;

- Hamptons, NEW YORK

- Minneapolis, MINNESOTA;

- New York City, NEW YORK 

- Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA 

- Portland, OREGON; 

- Saint Louis, MISSOURI

- Silver Springs, MARYLAND; 

- Southeastern FLORIDA


- Ochsenfurt, Germany


* Art Saint Louis Gallery, Missouri

* NSPC&A - (Nat'l Society of Painters Casein & Acrylic)

* Saint Louis Artists' Guild, Missouri


2018:  Xanadu Gallery published a 'Lee Pierce' abstract on its Facebook website;

2016:  local MENSA chapter featured 'Lee Pierce' abstracts on its Newsletter covers;

2015:  New York City interior designer -- Cary Jones -- selected a 'Lee Pierce' abstract for her client's West Village apartment ... see 

* N.B.,  I use my middle names "LEE  PIERCE" as my signature-name on my artworks.