When I was a kid, I enjoyed paint-by-numbers and drawing techniques that a babysitter, who was an Artist, tried to teach me. In junior high school, my favorite subject was Art.
My first career was in Television, for 20 years, as a Film Editor and Producer. In the early '90's, a Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences presented an HONOR to me for my role as the Film Editor of an EMMY AWARD winning PBS TV Special. My experiences as a Film Editor inform my work as an Artist.
In the early 1990's, I graduated from Law school. In '04, while working as a Lawyer I studied ART in evening classes. When I retired from Law, I pursued ART --- as a painter and collage Artist.
My ART EDUCATION has been self-directed and has benefited from classes at the School of a Museum of Fine Arts; guidance from a Mentor; an Art Colony; Art Festivals, juried and curated Art Gallery exhibitions; study of the techniques of drawing, collage, and painting; and an on-going study of Art History.
I use acrylics on stretched canvas and fine paper. The geometric forms and highlights in my compositions are gouache, ink, hand-made papers, and watercolor.
My style of painting is described as Abstract and Expressionist. Although the SUBJECT MATTER is non-representational inspiration comes from my observations of the Earth's 'natural' environments and wildlife.
"Alyssum...full bloom" (c) Lee Pierce 2015