MATTHEW LEE STUDIO

Connecting You With Nature Through Painting

Connecting You With Nature Through Painting

 


Art Studio Opening!
Dec
17
12:00 pm12:00

Art Studio Opening!

  • Matthew Lee Studio

Holiday art studio opening and sale.  Stop by Saturday if you can.  We'll have live music, and food, and crafts for sale as well as paintings.

Closing Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk- Logos Gallery- Union University, Sept 23
Sep
23
4:30 pm16:30

Closing Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk- Logos Gallery- Union University, Sept 23

  • Union University Logos Building
This exhibit is currently in place and is open for viewing to the public.  This will be a closing reception.  I'm giving a talk at 4:30, Sept 23, 2016, with reception to follow.  The exhibit is in the brand new Logos building on the Union University campus.  You can't miss it, with a large dome roof.    

This exhibit is currently in place and is open for viewing to the public.  This will be a closing reception.  I'm giving a talk at 4:30, Sept 23, 2016, with reception to follow.  The exhibit is in the brand new Logos building on the Union University campus.  You can't miss it, with a large dome roof.  

 

Architect Artists: A Collective Exhibit
Sep
9
Sep 29

Architect Artists: A Collective Exhibit

  • ANF Architects

Architect Artists: A Collective Exhibit

This September ANF Architects is celebrating Art & Architecture with a collective exhibit featuring four local artists who are trained as architects.

Matthew Lee- "The Magic Door at Idlewild"  9 x 12 Oil.   Idlewild and Rhodes College are made from the same stone quarry. I love the robustness of this old door, it tells of a different time and place, who knows what you will find beyond it?  

Matthew Lee- "The Magic Door at Idlewild"  9 x 12 Oil.  

Idlewild and Rhodes College are made from the same stone quarry. I love the robustness of this old door, it tells of a different time and place, who knows what you will find beyond it?

 

Matthew Lee- "Cloudland Canyon Overlook, Ga" 24 x 36 in. oil.  This was created "en plein air"- over several days, at the same time each day.

Matthew Lee- "Cloudland Canyon Overlook, Ga" 24 x 36 in. oil.  This was created "en plein air"- over several days, at the same time each day.

Art & Architecture are natural companions. In fact, many artists find inspiration in architectural designs, while architects are inspired by fine art. It comes as no surprise that many trained architects are responsible for the creation of fine art today.

Matthew Lee- "Going to Market- Chartres, France"  10 x 16 in.

Matthew Lee- "Going to Market- Chartres, France"  10 x 16 in.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

  • Clark Buchner
  • Bob Browne
  • Terry DeWitt
  • Matthew Lee  

Join us for the Opening Night Reception

Friday, September 9th
5:30 - 7:30pm

Chapel of the Cross, Madison, MS.  Plein Air painting in progress.  11 x 14 in. oil. Matthew Lee.

Chapel of the Cross, Madison, MS.  Plein Air painting in progress.  11 x 14 in. oil. Matthew Lee.

ANF Architects

ANF Architects1500 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Show runs through September 29th  Gallery space open weekdays from 8AM to 5PM

Jul
10
Aug 8

Art Exhibit at KROC Center Art Gallery Featuring Matthew Lee and Gary Gibson

  • Kroc Center of Memphis

Join Gary Gibson and me this Sunday July 10th for a reception from 1-3:30 PM at the KROC Center Gallery. Runs through August 8th.

Here are a few of my paintings going in the show:

Lonely Bench in Summer- Dixon Gardens

I paint often at the Dixon Gardens. I love the blue shadows across the light colored gravel, and lush summer greens. This bench is waiting for you to sit and enjoy the garden.

Oh, The Water is Cold! St George Island, FL

These are the kids of one of my painter friends' trying to brave the cold water. They were nice enough to stay there a few minutes so I could try to capture their resemblance.

Self Portrait Under a Pear Tree

I began this scene with a smaller "plein air" or on location painting.  I then developed it into a larger study and added myself into the scene later.

Stop by Sunday if you can, otherwise it's up until August 8.  The gallery is just to the left once you enter the main entry doors- the gallery is open to the public.   I have a large self portrait I'm exhibiting for the first time, and paintings from trips to Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and France. Gary is exhibit some fantastic nature scenes from around the South.  Runs through August 8.

Kroc Center of Memphis
800 E Parkway S, Memphis, Tennessee 38104
it's at the Southeast corner of East Parkway and Central.

http://www.krocmemphis.org

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 6AM - 9PM

SATURDAY : 7AM - 8PM

SUNDAY: 1PM - 4PM

Jun
25
Jun 26

Workshop: Drawing From Life at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Charcoal Study on Mi-teintes paper. 14 x 20 inches.

Charcoal Study on Mi-teintes paper. 14 x 20 inches.

Saturday, June 25, 1:00 pm- 4:30pm  

Sunday, June 26, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce students to exercises which build the basic skills needed to draw the human form including composition, gesture, contour, and tonal modeling.  Participants will work from a nude model. Drawing materials are provided. Reservations required.  The workshop will be taught by artist Matthew Lee.  

Members $100; non-members $120.  

To register call the Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 901-761-5250

Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Office: (901) 761-5250

April 3 Reception for Water Scenes Exhibit
Apr
3
Apr 28

April 3 Reception for Water Scenes Exhibit

  • Memphis Botanic Gardens
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This exhibit of artwork features a collection of oil paintings I created mostly on location or “en plein air” alongside all types of water bodies from seas to creeks. The intent of these paintings created on location is always to immerse myself in the subject, no pun intended! Well actually, I have been in the water before or after painting it a few times, an exhilarating experience at waterfalls!  After deciding on a composition, I try to reflect deeply about what I am painting, with a listening eye in a sense, then I translate it back to you in paint. Another title for this exhibit might easily have been “Drinking Beauty”, for that is essentially what I am doing.

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