Artist's Statement 

"From my Home Studio in the Midwest, I create abstract and expressionist paintings 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 me with an HONOR for my role as 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. 

I retired from a 20 year career in Television during the early 1990's to attend law school.  After more than a decade 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 --- while observing natural surroundings and wildlife --- that inspire my artwork.  I grow ORGANIC vegetables and live a primarily Vegetarian lifestyle.  My constant COMPANIONS while I paint are MUSIC (contemporary jazz such as The Pat Metheny Group and The Yellow Jackets) and a 16 year old 'rescue' cat named 'Randy'.  I hope that my Abstract Paintings ADD beauty and calm to the walls in your special places and spaces."     --- *** Lee Pierce



Lee's Art Education is self-directed --- with benefits of Art History and Interior Design courses during senior year in college; former study at the School of a Museum of Fine Arts; a Mentor's guidance; an Art Colony; watercolor Workshops; annual Art Festivals, and invitations to exhibit paintings in curated &  juried Art Exhibitions. 


Currently, I'm registered in the Art Business Academy course offered by Xanadu Gallery.


Other Education:  *** Lee has a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern U., School of Communications (major:  Film & TV) and a Juris Doctor (Law degree) from Northeastern U. School of Law.


Prizes:  Since 1995 several of my paintings have won 1st Prizes  ... (in a gallery's Art Exhibition and an Art Contest at my law school).


Major Influences for me are the artworks of:   Anni Albers; Romare Bearden; Jacob Lawrence;              Wassily Kandinsky; Norman Lewis; Henri Matisse; Henri Rousseau; Alma Thomas; and Rolina van Vliet. 



Events & Publications

(2018) "Menagerie" Exhibit at Art St. Louis, MO (Aug. - Sept.)

(2018) Xanadu Gallery posted my painting on its FACEBOOK website (June+)

(2018) Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue (on front cover; Summer ed.)

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

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

(Spring, 2017) Art Gallery featured Lee's paintings in the gallery (Colorado)

(2016) Interior Designer purchased a "Lee Abstract" for a client's West Village apartment (New York City)

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

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

(2015 ---) art gallery near Denver, Colorado, publishes Lee's work on its websites

(2015) curated Art Show - "Awakening" at Soulard Art Gallery (Missouri)

(2015) work featured on 2 covers of a MENSA chapter's Newsletters

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

(2014) invited as the Featured Artist at a gallery's "First Night Reception" (Colorado)

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

(2007) "Courthouse Art Exhibition"

(1962 - 1979) mosaic was on exhibit in Patients' Waiting Room at a 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. 

Private Collections (Internationally): Ochsenfurt, Germany


Gallery Representation --- Lee's artwork is currently represented by several Art Galleries --- based in Arizona, California, & Colorado


*** NOTE"Lee Pierce" is my "Artist's signature-name" on my artworks. 

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