“The Hiding Place” by Lee Munsell
Broad River, North Carolina
24 x 48
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ―
Recent backstory on “The Hiding Place” by Lee Munsell. A client stated that she remembered a painting by the artist, a painting that was a forest scene. The artist answered “this work of art was painted from an anniversary trip to North Carolina during the fall season.”
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.
Lee Munsell’s ocean scapes on display at Fairweather’s.
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.
“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.” –art critic William Havlicek
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway Street
Expanding Horizons, an exhibition, featuring artists turning to nature seeking to express its evocative power on personal level.
Painters and photographers included in this exhibit are Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Judy Horning Shaw, Jim Young and Russell Young.
Introducing Michael Fox and Barbara Folawn.
“There is a Way” by Lee Munsell
Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
18 x 36
oil on canvas
“To know that which lies before us lies in the daily life is the prime wisdom.” –John Milton
“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.”
Lee Munsell was a featured artist during the opening reception of “Expanding Horizons” at Fairweather’s.
For more info, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists tab/ … Lee Munsell