Artist's Statement 

"From my Home Studio, in the Midwest, I paint abstract and expressionist STYLE observations of Earth's 'natural' environments and images of the 'visible' Universe.  For two decades, I worked in Television as a Film Editor and Producer. In the early 1990's, a chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented an HONOR to me for my role as the Film Editor of an EMMY AWARD winning Television News Special, that aired on a PBS TV station.  The SKILLS I used as a Film Editor enrich my work as an ARTIST."  

In the early 1990's, I retired from a 20-year career in Television to attend law school.  After more than a decade working as an Attorney I retired from Law and pursued Life as a full-time ARTIST. 

Besides painting, I practice Meditation; Tai Chi; and take daily walks with my husband of more than 30 years.  While walking I pay attention to the natural surroundings and wildlife --- that are the inspiration for my artwork.  I grow ORGANIC vegetables and live a primarily Vegetarian lifestyle.  My constant COMPANIONS while I paint are MUSIC --- contemporary jazz and a 16 year-old 'rescue' cat named Randy. "    *** Lee Pierce



Art Education --- Pierce's work has benefitted from Art History and Interior Design classes in college; classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; a Mentor's guidance; Art Colony classes in various mediums; study in classes offered by Xanadu Gallery's "Art Business Academy"; Workshops in watercolor techniques; annual Art Festivals, and invitations to exhibit paintings in curated &  juried Art Exhibitions.


Other Education: a Bachelor of Science degree from  Northwestern University, School of Communications (Major:  Film & Television) and a J. D. from Northeastern University School of Law.


Prizes:  Since 1995 several of Pierce's paintings have won 1st Prizes  ... at a gallery's Art Exhibition and in an  Art Contest during senior year in law school.


Major Influences --- the arworks of:   Anni ALBERS; Romare BEARDEN; Jacob LAWRENCE; Wassily KANDINSKY; Norman LEWIS; Henri MATISSE; Henri ROUSSEAU; Alma Woodsey THOMAS; Pierre Auguste RENOIR; Rolina VAN VLIET. 



Events & Publications

(2018) "Menagerie" Exhibition at Art St. Louis, Missouri (Aug. - Sept.)

(2018) Xanadu Gallery featured a 'Lee Pierce abstract' on its Facebook website

(2018) Xanadu Art Catalogue included a 'Lee Pierce abstract' on its cover  (Summer ed.)

(2018) "2018 Art at the Center Exhibition" (Kansas)

(2017) "2017 Art at the Center Exhibition" (Kansas)

(2017) a brick-and-mortar gallery featured Pierce's paintings (Colorado)

(2016) Interior Designer purchased a "Lee Pierce abstract" for her client's W. Village apartment (New York City)

(2016)  "Mixed Tapes" Exhibition at Art St. Louis Gallery (Missouri)

(2016) "Serendipity" Exhibition at Art St. Louis Gallery (Missouri)

(2015 --2018) brick-and-mortar gallery posted "Lee Pierce abstracts" on its websites 

(2015) "Awakening" Exhibition at Soulard Art Gallery (Missouri)

(2015) MENSA Chapter's Newsletter featured Pierce's abstract paintings on front covers

(2014) Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue (Holiday ed.)

(2014) Featured Artist at a gallery's "Gallery-Walk/ First Night Reception" (Colorado)

(2009 -2013) annual Art Festivals; family Restaurants; and a Nature/Conservation Center

(2007) exhibited in a "Courthouse Art Exhibition" at a State's Appellate courthouse

(1962 - 1979) Pierce's mosaic was displayed in the patients' waiting-room of a private Medical Clinic


Private Collections in USA:  Denver, Colorado; S.E. Florida; central Illinois; Chevy Chase, Maryland; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri; Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey;   New York City & Long Island, New York; Portland, Oregon. 

International: Ochsenfurt, Germany


Gallery Representation --- Pierce's artwork is currently represented by Art Galleries based in Arizona and California


*** NOTE:  "Lee Pierce" is this Artist's signature-name on the artworks.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED under (c) Lee Pierce 20__ et. seq. (Copyright Act, 1976).  With no limits to rights under copyright reserved here, no images on this Artist's webpage/ site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means (e.g., digital transmission, photocopying, electronic transmission, etc.) without prior, written consent of the copyright Owner (here, Lee Pierce).