Statement and Exhibitions

Lee was born in West Cornwall and lives near Prussia Cove, on the south coast, east of Penzance.

He trained at Falmouth School of Art and at North Staffs University but he says it is the landscape and unique atmosphere of Cornwall that most informs his work. Kennegy

"Being surrounded by the sea on three sides feels a bit like living on an island. It gives you a very strong sense of place and an affinity with this particular landscape. Drawing from observation is the basis of all my work. It is a record of both what I can see and how I am feeling at the time."

Designs for both etching and relief prints tend to evolve over several weeks, involving much experimentation and exploration of possibilities.

"What emerges from the original subject matter has often acquired an unexpected life of it's own. Accidents can be fortuitous. It is my inability to predict the outcome that makes print-making endlessly fascinating."

  The paintings, however, represent a more immediate responce to their subjects. The landscapes are most often painted within a few miles of where he lives as he usually needs to return 2 or 3 times to the same spot before finishing a piece of work.


Lee exhibits with:inspecting a fresh print

The St.Ives Society of Artists   www.stisa.co.uk

The Roundhouse, Sennen   www.round-house.co.uk

Out of the Blue, Marazion    www.outofthebluegallery.co.uk

The Gurnards Head Hotel 

 

Recent Group Exhibitions

2009     Westcotts Gallery, St.Ives        The Yew Tree Gallery, Pendeen    

2010      The Alverton Gallery, Penzance      St.Endellion Festival

2011      The Lander Gallery, Truro         The Crypt Gallery, St.Ives      'Inspired and Wild' with The Cornwall Wildlife Trust

2013     'Impressed' The Lander Gallery    The Penwith Printmakers, The Salthouse, St.Ives,    'Fifty Shades of Black' The Crypt Gallery

              'Life-lines' at The Lost and Found Cafe, Penzance