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.
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.
"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) --- 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
> "THE OTHER ART FAIR, CHICAGO 2019"; SAATCHI Art.com
> (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 http://www.caryjonesdesign.com/project/west-village-apartment/
* N.B., I use my middle names "LEE PIERCE" as my signature-name on my artworks.