Courtney E. Lee Painter

Courtney Lee learned to paint in oils when she was seventeen. Her first oil painting was a copy of John Singer Sargent’s “Head of a Capri Girl.” She studied printmaking in college, working in a minimalistic, Zen-based­ style. In 2004 Courtney received a BA with Honors in Studio Art from Wake Forest University.

After many years of working in accounting but doing no art, she took a plein air painting workshop with a borrowed French easel and a willingness to try something new. Hooked from that point on, she wanted to see the world first­hand, not just through photographs. In June 2015, Courtney discovered plein air competitions. Thriving on the thrilling combination of travel and pressure to produce her best work in a short period of time, she won Second Place in the “Nocturne” category at Paint Annapolis 2015, Maryland. Her time is now divided between capturing the disappearing rural beauty of her native Frederick County and traveling across the country competing in plein air painting events.              www.courtneypaints.com

The Red Gate, 9"x12" Oil on canvas

The Red Gate, 9″x12″ Oil on canvas

 

Rainy Morning, 9"x12" oil on canvas

Rainy Morning, 9″x12″ oil on canvas

 

Corn Rows, 8"x10" oil on canvas

Corn Rows, 8″x10″ oil on canvas

 

Shrimp Boats

Shrimp Boats

 

Two Women diptych paintings 24" x 36" each

Two Women diptych paintings 24″ x 36″ each

 

Brookgreen 20"x24" oil on canvas

Brookgreen 20″x24″ oil on canvas

 

Minty Fresh Morning, 12"x12" oil on canvas

Minty Fresh Morning, 12″x12″ oil on canvas

 

Shifting Patterns, 9"x12" oil on canvas

Shifting Patterns, 9″x12″ oil on canvas

 

Utica Bridge, 8"x12" oil on canvas

Utica Bridge, 8″x12″ oil on canvas

 

Before the Cold Sets in, 20"x24" oil on canvas

Before the Cold Sets in, 20″x24″ oil on canvas

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