I create Abstract, Expressionist, and Abstract Realist paintings... on large (5o" x 50") and smaller (9" x 12") canvases.
My paintings have been invited to:
Art St. Louis Gallery, MO;
Tomahawk Center, Overland Park, Kansas;
Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis; and
SAATCHI Art's "Other Art Fair, CHICAGO" 2019
Private Collections of my work are in residences in:
- 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
International Collection in:
- Ochsenfurt, Germany
* N.B., the signature name I use on my artwork is "Lee Pierce".
My brother remembers that as a child I told him I was going to teach myself how to paint. After I finished my first "paint-by-number" creation I presented it to him. He laughed to himself at my enthusiasm --- and didn't think too much about my future as an Artist since I was just 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 a painter.
My first career was in Television (for 20 years,) 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 Editor informs my work as an Artist.
In the early 90's, I graduated from Law school. In 2004, I began studying Art in evening classes while working for the court system, as an Attorney. When I retired from Law, I pursued ART full time --- as a painter of Abstract and Expressionist paintings.
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; annual Art Festivals, Juror and Curator driven Art Exhibitions at art galleries and centers in the Midwest and out West, in Colorado; ongoing study of techniques of drawing, collage, and painting; and an on-going study of Art History.
I use acrylics on stretched canvas and fine paper. The use gouache, ink, watercolor, and hand-made papers to create the geometric forms and highlights in my compositions.
My style of painting is described as Abstract and Expressionist. Although the SUBJECT MATTER is non-representational inspiration comes from my observations of Earth's 'natural' environments and wildlife.
"Alyssum...full bloom" SOLD; prints on SAATCHI.com