Completed painting

New art arrived. April 2016. Come Sit with Me by Lee Munsell. Original oil on linen.

Lee Munsell is a Luminist, as he explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for varying degrees of luminosity. He takes on the more difficult subjects of water, its weight, and its under tow in the tidal current.

The art critic William Havlicek wrote: Munsell uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition then attempts the difficult.

He may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks, rivers and strong pines. Munsell explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in back-lit waves.

Taking effects of light is his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural orgin for the natural universe. He seeks to convey the timeless and lasting effects of creation. One gets the feeling that Munsell wants to communicate more about his subject than paint alone can suggest.

Munsell’s works have a staying power which gains the more the works are experienced.”

Picture development courtesy of Lee Munsell. 

Title: Come Sit with Me. 

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Inspiration from a sunset location near Florence, Oregon.

 The Florence area is probably the most scenic on the Oregon Coast.  The region is dominated by beautiful forest, fresh water lakes, rivers, and of course the sand and beach.  Please visit for more information.


It was good to see you again. Our daughter Christa is coming up your way. She has a shawl with one of my pictures on it to show you. Many blessings, Lee

And, too, beautiful new work  hand delivered  to the gallery.

A Place of Refuge.  Original oil on linen.  Lee Munsell.

A Place of Refuge Boardman State Park

Inspiration  from a Boardman State Park photo.

Located on the Oregon coast the Boardman State Park is rife with natural wonders. Seaside prairies, spectacular vistas, secluded cove beaches, rugged cliffs and forested sea stacks come one after the other throughout this park. This quiet, untouched park is completely otherworldly. Please visit for more information.



Come Take My Hand


“Come and Take My Hand” Lee Munsell

Original oil on linen. Indian Point/ Ecola State Park, Oregon

Wrapping around Tillamook Head, between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park stretches along the Oregon coastline. The scenic and hiking opportunities are the main attraction, as well as the surfing and wildlife observations.  For more information go to

Lee Munsell


Lee Munsell is a West Coast resident, and studied art at the Otis Art Institute. His work graces the walls of corporations, churches and private residences throughout the United States. His life is a balance of church, family, art, surfing…in that order.



Please visit artists/ Lee Munsell for more information.

And, where else in the world is Lee Munsell’s art, you might ask?

“I had a good meeting with the Coast Gallery of Big Sur. They have a lot of interesting plans going forward. Looking forward to working with them. Blessings, Lee.

Coast Gallery Big Sur has become the largest known gallery of American Crafts in the United States. It features work created by 250 artists and artisans. It is located on scenic Highway One near Carmel, CA.

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

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