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Artist of the moment………Artist Jim Lee



Jim Lee is an American artist working in an abstract style. The artist attended Hope College located in Holland, Michigan earning a B.A. degree. Lee went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of Delaware located in Newark.

Lee often uses irregular shaped canvases. Not only are they irregular from the front, but often the artist uses extra wood to make the piece push out from the wall.

Lee uses many mediums in his pieces including oils, acrylics, spray paint, enamel, rubber, aluminum, latex paint, wood, staples, and fabric.

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The artist is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Lee likes to focus on how a painting “lives” in its environment. How the work takes up space and fits into its surroundings. My favorite works of the artist are those pieces that use geometric based shapes with an irregular shaped canvas.

Another unique aspect is that Lee’s process often puts the painting surface through some sort of damage. This could be tearing or slicing the surface, then repairing it by sewing. For Jim Lee the work is the fun of the process!




Artist of the moment…….Leo Sewell



Leo Sewell is an American artist renown or his sculpture work out of found objects and rubbish. Leo Sewell was born in Annapolis, Maryland  in the year 1945.

For his medium of junk and found objects the artist uses plastic, metal, and wood objects. He finds these items at yard sales and flea markets and as you guessed it, the TRASH!

Sewell attended the Univeristy of Delaware. The artist studied business and art history.

Below a wonderful interview with the artist. He even refers to himself as a junk sculptor:

In this clip we view a show featuring Leo Sewell from 2013:

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Talk about a large body of work, over his lengthy career Sewell has completed more than 4,000 sculptures! His work can be found in private collections of the Nike companies and also in museums.

In one episode the television children show personality Mister Roger’s pays a visit to the studio of Leo Sewell.

What a creative mind! His animals are very creative and lifelike. If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out artist Geoffrey Gorman.