Growing up in a small community didn’t hinder my passion for art. As long as I can remember art has always been my best friend. As a child my Uncle would take me into Chicago, the big city 100 miles from my remote environment. He exposed me to the Chicago Art Institute, the Lyric Opera, the Chicago Symphony, the architecture, and the different cultures within the city which were beyond my rural vocabulary. I became intrigued and inspired; consequently, everything I encountered became visual art. My work is in visual, physical, and emotional layers. Just as in life all seemingly cohesive up front but comes from random chaos that is orchestrated into a harmonious coexistence. Everything in Life is layered. Everything I see, I hear, I touch, I smell and I emotionally feel become part of my visual language. What is created comes overlapping thoughts and color juxtapositions. On February 2012 I had an accident and tore all the tendons loose in my right hand. I have piano wires internally holding my hand together; consequently, I proceeded to teach myself to draw and paint left handed. I faced challenges in reverse processing but continued to practice technical skills because ceasing to create was not an option. I think, I see, and I live art. Art is everything I am and an artist is what I have become. My ARTPRIZE entry "Cohesive Chaos" represents the situation of COVID19, whereas human beings lives are disrupted, becoming fragmented. They are trying to take the sudden chaos and form it into a cohesive life-style. Reorganizing ones layers into a positive composition. I have developed and documented a color theory which is referred to Color shifting Visual Phenomena. I have also written, illustrated and published a book titled "Between Breaks..the journey" through Blurb.com in 2010. I attended college majoring in fine art and communication. But life has been my real mentor. I do creative workshops and clinics that push art exploration and thinking outside the box. I have exhibited in curated and juried shows. I have won numerous awards since the 1970s. Exhibitions include SOHO NY, Salimagundi, NY, National Watercolor Societies, curated exhibitions in Mexico and St, Coix, USVI, museums and college invitationals such as Midwest Museum of Art, Brauer Museum of Art, Beverly Art Center, NIA Solo and group Exhibitions, Indiana University, Purdue University, South Chicago College and gallerys throughout the US. I am included in museum permanent collections, corporate collections, and private collections worldwide.
L Lee's ArtPrize Entries
These are L Lee's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
L Lee's Past Work
These are images of past work that L Lee has done.