Lee is a contemporary painter specialising in colourful, textured and abstracted landscapes. Lee was born in Sunderland, in the North East of England and has always had a creative streak. After excelling in Art throughout his early education he went on to study Fine Art at the University of Chester.
It was here that Lee discovered his love of painting and began to develop his painting style. After 3 years Lee graduated with a First Class Honours and was awarded the coveted University prize. Lee had the confidence to continue his practise and focused his attention on daily painting sessions in the studio. Emerging from the years of dedication was his own unique style and Lee Herring Art was born! Gallery representation soon followed and Lee’s distinct paintings were exhibited up and down the country. Successful sell out shows attracted the attention international collectors and he now exhibits all over the world. His style is constantly developing and Lee has a strong following of investors and reputable galleries.
Lee’s memory based landscapes are captured from travelling via rail up and down the country. Collecting scraps of information before the scene is passed and forgotten. Each piece is painted solely from memory to create images that are abstracted and expressional more than representational.
Oils, spray paints, varnishes and acrylics are spread around the raw canvas creating sweeping skies. Bold layers are scraped back and balanced against the dramatic use of paint revealing hidden chinks of colour. The basic composition evolves spontaneously through heavy and joyful mark-making. Scrapers and trowels are used to create delightfully gestural and organic shapes. A mixture of instinctive, deliberate and accidental marks merges the layers together. Areas are energetically reworked or erased until the image reaches a desired beauty.