Artist's Statement 

"Art--- has power to bring people of the World into a more harmonious Way of being --- if the Artist's intention is to create positive, life-affirming works that move the imagination towards the Light.  --- 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 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.  My intention, as an Artist, is to always 'move towards the Light'."  

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 --- while observing 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 of 'The Pat Metheny Group' and the 'Yellow Jackets jazz group') and a 16 year-old 'rescue' cat named Randy.  My intention as an Artist is to create paintings that enhance the beauty and serenity of your special surroundings."    --- *** Lee Pierce



Art Education ---Art History and Interior Design classes in college; former study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; a Mentor's guidance; member of an Art Colony and classes using varied mediums; watercolor technique Workshops; annual Art Festivals, and invitations to exhibit paintings in curated &  juried Art Exhibitions. 


Pierce is currently enrolled in Xanadu Gallery's "Art Business Academy".


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 Lee's paintings have won 1st Prizes  ... at a gallery's Art Exhibition and in an      Art Contest during Lee's 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; and Rolina van Vliet. 



Events & Publications

(2018) invited to exhibit painting in "Menagerie" at Art St. Louis, Missouri (Aug. - Sept.)

(2018) Xanadu Gallery's FACEBOOK website featured a 'Lee abstract'

(2018) Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue featured a 'Lee abstract' on the cover  (Summer ed.)

(2018) invited to exhibit painting in "Art at the Center Exhibition" (Overland Park, Kansas)

(2017) invited to the juried "Art at the Center Exhibition" (Kansas)

(2017) Lee's paintings were featured in a Colorado art gallery

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

(2016)  painting invited to "Mixed Tapes" show at Art St. Louis Gallery (Missouri)

(2016) painting juried into "Serendipity" show at Art St. Louis Gallery (Missouri)

(2015 ---) Lee's paintings are published on a Colorado-based art gallery's websites

(2015) painting invited to a "Awakening" show at Soulard Art Gallery (Missouri)

(2015) MENSA Chapter's Newsletter featured Lee's abstract paintings on front page

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

(2014) invited as the Featured Artist at "First Night, Art Gallery Walk" (Colorado)

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

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

(1962 - 1979) Lee's mosaic was n the patients' waiting room of a private Medical Clinic


Private Collections (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 (International): 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. 

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).