--- started my first career in the early 1970's in TELEVISION, as a Film Editor and Producer. In the early '90's, the capstone of my career was the HONOR that a chapter of The National Association of Television Arts & Sciences presented to me for my work as FILM EDITOR of a PBS TV news special report that won an EMMY AWARD. My experiences as a Film Editor inform my work as an Artist, today.
In the '90's, I changed my career; graduated from law school; and, while working in Law, I studied ART in several evening classes at the School of a Museum of Fine Arts. Since then, my ART EDUCATION has been self-directed and has benefited from the guidance of a Mentor; Art Colony classes; Workshops in watercolor; annual Art Festivals; Exhibitions at art galleries and centers in the Midwest, Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas .
My paintings have been juried into Art Fairs and Shows (international and regional). The ANGAD ARTS HOTEL & Grand Tavern, located in the art district of St. Louis, MO, displayed "PUEBLO" in their formal dining room (mid-2019 thru January 2020).
I continue my independent study of Art History, techniques of drawing, collage, and painting. I hope that my work resonates with Viewers in positive ways.
-- my MOTIVATION and inspiration to paint starts with observations of Earth's natural habitats; her wildlife; indigenous cultures; and the stars, planets, and galaxies that are visible in the night sky.
I create Abstract; Expressionist; and Abstract-realist paintings...on large canvases and smaller, fine papers.
"LEE PIERCE abstracts" have been juried into
regional Art Exhibitions;
an international Art Fair;
an international Art Directory of Contemporary Abstract Artists
> 2020 - my paintings published in "CURATORIAL, Vol. 2" (an Australian-based Capsule Book.com's international Artist Directory of Contemporary Abstract Artists)
> 2019 - COLLECTORS' CHOICE, XIX (The Saint Louis Artists' Guild)
> 2019 - ENDANGERED Exhibition; (The St. Louis Artists' Guild)
> 2019 - The ANGAD ARTS HOTEL & Grand Tavern; (St.Louis, Missouri)
> 2019 - THE OTHER ART FAIR, CHICAGO 2019 (Illinois)
> 2016 --- 2020 - juried into art shows at "ASL" (Art Saint Louis Gallery)
> 2017 to 2018 - ART at the TOMAHAWK CENTER (Overland Park, Kansas)
> 2015 - AWAKENING Exhibition; (SOULARD Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri)
> 2015 --- 2018 - represented by OUTNUMBERED Gallery (Colorado)
> 2007 - Family Art Show, State Appellate Courthouse (East coast, USA)
> 1995 - won Art Contest at the Law School I attended
PRIVATE Collections (USA):
- Atlantic Highlands, NEW JERSEY;
- Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS;
- Chevy Chase, MARYLAND;
- Denver, COLORADO;
- Hamptons, NEW YORK
- New York City, NEW YORK
- Minneapolis, MINNESOTA
- Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
- Portland, OREGON
- Saint Louis, MISSOURI
- Silver Springs, MARYLAND
- Southeastern FLORIDA
PRIVATE Collection (International):
- Ochsenfurt, Germany
* member, 'ASL' (Art Saint Louis)
* member, "NSPC&A" (National Society Painters of Casein & Acrylic)
* member, The Saint Louis Artists' Guild
(2020) - Paintings available on mobile devices at Art St. Louis' "ART LOUPE" at https://app.artloupe.org/
(2018)- Xanadu Gallery (Scottsdale, Arizona) posted one of my paintings on its Facebook website;
(2015) - a MENSA chapter featured my paintings on its Newsletter covers
(2015) - New York City interior designer
-- Cary Jones -- selected my floral painting for her client's West Village apartment - see http://www.caryjonesdesign.com/project/west-village-apartment/
* NOTE - "LEE PIERCE" is my artist's-signature-name