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, since I was only 7 years old at the time. Now, 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 as a Film Editor and Producer. In the early 1990's, a Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences HONORED my work as the Film Editor of an EMMY AWARD winning PBS TV Special. My experience as a Film and video Editor informs my work as an Artist.
In the early 1990's, I graduated from Law school. By 2004, I began studying Art in evening classes while working as an Attorney in a state's court system. When I retired from Law, I pursued ART full time --- focusing on Abstract and Expressionist collages and paintings.
My ART EDUCATION has been self-directed and has benefited from classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; guidance from a Mentor; an Art Colony; annual Art Festivals, Juried and Curated Art Exhibitions at art galleries and centers in the Midwest (USA) and at the base of the Rocky Mountains --- in Colorado; my on-going study of techniques of drawing, collage, and painting; and an independent study of Art History.
The INSPIRATION for my work is the Earth's natural environments and Wildlife. My STYLE is Abstract, Expressionist, and Abstract-Realist works of art. The SUBJECT MATTER is non-representational --- inspired from my observations of Earth's 'natural' environments and wildlife.
"Alyssum...full bloom" SOLD;---Prints available at SAATCHI.com
I create ABSTRACT and EXPRESSIONIST paintings ... on large canvases (5o" x 50") and smaller (9" x 12") fine papers..
"LEE PIERCE abstracts" (c) --- are invited to juried Art Exhibitions and international Art Fairs --- including:
> ST. LOUIS ARTIST's GUILD ("Endangered" Exhibition, Aug. - Sept., 2019
> The ANGAD ARTS HOTEL & Grand Tavern, St.Louis, Missouri;
> "THE OTHER ART FAIR, CHICAGO 2019"; sponsored by SAATCHI Art.com
> (ASL) Art Saint Louis Gallery --- in themed art exhibitions
> The TOMAHAWK CENTER, Overland Park, Kansas;
> SOULARD Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
> OUTNUMBERD Gallery, formerly in Littleton, Colorado
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 http://www.caryjonesdesign.com/project/west-village-apartment/
* N.B., I use my middle names "LEE PIERCE" as my signature-name on my artworks.