Featured Artist: Robert J. Lee


featureartistAllo!!!

A crazy weekend has come to an end, and now it’s time to kick it into high gear and finish up the last bits of work for my show this Friday at Argyle Fine Art! I spend Friday night out at Michaels to check out the amazing musical skills of a brand new band called NEIGHBOURS (check em out! you won’t be disappointed!) and then on Saturday I went out to retro night for my sister and I’s (twins) 28th birthday! We had so much fun dancing the night away in our crazy retro outfits!!

I am guessing that pretty soon I will hear back from NSCC as to weather or not I am accepted into the Graphic Design program! We will see!!! Other than that I am getting ready to dive right in to a whack of screen printing. My sister and I are setting up a printing studio within the next few weeks, and in the meantime I am going to start sketching out ideas for our prints. We will be starting off with stationary (cards and postcards) and moving on to art prints and all kinds of other neat things! I’ll keep everyone updated as we go along and let you know when our work is for sale! I suspect it will be a while yet as it will take some time to set up shop and brush up on our screen printing skills. It will be a great summer of learning and printing!

ANYHOW! You came to see the featured artist didn’t you? Today’s feature is a wonderful children’s book illustrator, Robert J. Lee. I could hardly find any information on him except for that he was born in 1920 and lived til 1994. His illustrations are beautiful and simple, and I will definitely be taking cues from his work as I chip away at my screen printing designs. I just love that old illustration aesthetic. Check him out!

rlee1 rlee3 rlee4 rlee5 rlee6 rlee7 rlee8Enjoy your Monday!! Check in on Wednesday to take a peek at what I’ve been working on in the studio!

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5 thoughts on “Featured Artist: Robert J. Lee

  1. I loved the art. It reminded me of an old french cartoon I used to watch, for the life of me I can’t remember the name but this brought back memories 🙂

  2. I was curious if you ever considered changing the structure of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But
    maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having
    1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out
    better?

  3. Hello, my name is Victoria,
    I am writing to the artist to inquire about a painting I cannot find and was wondering how much it is. It is a painting of a clown on a uni-cycle, he wears a green jacket and plaid paints with a blue-green hat. There are many details of tiny circus scenes all around. There is a carrousel on the upper left hand corner, clown on right, man with child, giraffe and monkey.
    Thanks for your time,
    Victoria

    • Hi Victoria. The work you are looking for isn’t one of mine. It sounds like something I may have posted when I was researching into late 18th century peep show/pop up books. If I come across what you are looking for I will let you know, however it’s likely an image I found online and posted up as a featured artist and can’t be bought or sold!

      • Not a problem! Thank you very much for getting back to me. I’ve been doing a lot of research on the artist and I can’t seem to find a biography for him, or much information on him at all. Do you by chance have any of his information? Thank you!
        Best,
        Victoria

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