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Robert Lee creates inspiring drawings in bold monochromes and expressionistic colors. The colors really provide the essence in his images. He strives to draw with bold lines, composition, emotions, and energy to invoke the expressive content. Feelings vividly come through in the artwork. On a trip to Turkey and Greece he had in mind the idea of drawing sketches of the great monuments and ruins that the Apostle Paul would have seen or visited on his missionary journeys. He set out to find a sketchbook as soon as he landed. However it took some time as he searched from shop to shop. It wasn't until he climbed up to the city on the island of Santorini that his friend Chris Orozco pointed out a book with blank pages that would work. The initial plan was to work on as many drawings as possible at the various sites. Unfortunately he wasn't able to stay at one location for more than three or four hours at a time before he had to move on. Therefore he really started the project after returning home. In four days the artist crisscrossed between Smyrna, Ephesus, the Isle of Patmos, Crete, and Santorini. Traveling first by bus and then by ship he saw beautiful landscapes, ancient ruins, and rugged islands. Then he was off again for the next five days to Corinth, Cenchreae, Athens, Meteora, Vergina, Berea, Thessalonica, Philippi, and Kavala. His sketchbook is filled with wonderfully colored drawings of the things the Apostle Paul encountered on his missionary journeys. As we look through the pages we can imagine being at the Museum of Ephesus or the Parthenon in Athens. We can see the landscape and feel the breeze blowing through the vineyards and olive groves. As we observe the drawings of the painted artifacts we are immediately transported to a different time. He gives us the mythical Sphinx and the Centaur along with the lion and the eagle. Through these drawings we experience the aura of the artist and the essence of Asia Minor and Greece. The sketchbook is signed, titled, and dated.
Drawing:Color on Paper
Size:9.8 W x 8.8 H x 0.1 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
If you would like to commission a painting, contact Robert S. Lee at email@example.com. It was at an early age that Robert Lee developed a love for art. As a child he found one of his father's books on drawing and he knew what he wanted to do with his life. It was at this point that he started drawing. However his focus changed as he prepared for academia at the University of California at San Diego. He put aside his art for a more promising future in math and science. Things came to a head at the end of his junior year when he abruptly changed his major to Visual Arts. After graduating Lee floated around doing various jobs that were totally unrelated to art. Later he decided to take architecture classes and then move on to graduate school at California State University, Los Angeles where he received an MFA in Fine Art with a focus on painting and drawing. When given the opportunity he teaches art as a professor. Lee has won several awards in painting both locally as well as abroad. He is constantly thinking of questions and tackling difficult issues in contemporary art and design. He regularly meets with professional artists to talk about creative practices and sources of inspiration. He has exhibited around the world, including Canada, France, South Korea, and the United States. Artist Statement: I re-create what I see and paint artwork with a humane concern that connects Art with humanity. I begin to paint in slashing fast brushstrokes and pallet knife techniques using dark heavy colors to bright, clear, dazzling colors. It is the feelings and the colors that provide the essence of my images. I strive to create paintings with vibrant colors, intense marks, brushwork, line, composition, emotions, and energy. My paintings absorb light which interacts with the pigments and then caroms off the canvas displaying the feelings invested in the artworks. The colors, direction, and angles of paint work to create the expressive content.
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