Artist Lea Colie Wight

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The Artist Says:

I try to reveal the beauty and the truth I see and hopefully create an intimate connection with the viewer.

Dealers Say:

With lavishly rich colors on linen canvas, the paintings of Lea Colie Wight will transport the viewer to a calming, sumptuous place. Her still-life works take everyday objects and display them in an inviting tranquil setting. The balance of soft light and intense color is a tool in the hands of this skilled artist who truly goes beyond classical realism.

Kathleen Settles
The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery


"It is only a few times that any man has the chance or the will to search the innermost bravery of other human faces."
Thunder on the Left - Christopher Morley
From time to time you notice something unexpectedly beautiful in the most ordinary person; An overlooked corner will tell the story of the people not present; something will tug at you and you take a second look.  I hope to provide the viewer with that sort of connection and maybe prompt them to look closer at the world that they pass through.  I acknowledge the incredible good fortune I have had to be able to spend most of my time as an artist and I hope to justify it. LCW

Lea Colie Wight was born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1951.  She earned a BFA from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1974.  In 2003 Lea discovered Studio Incamminati, an intensive Atelier founded in Philadelphia by renowned artist Nelson Shanks and entered as a student.  After completing her studies Lea was invited to join the teaching staff rising to become one of the lead teachers at that school.  Lea periodically served as teaching assistant to Nelson Shanks at The Art Students League in New York and has served as lead instructor for various Studio Incamminati workshops as well as her own workshops.  She has been awarded an Honor Award at the Portrait Society of America’s national competition in 2009 and in 2010 as well as a Certificate of Excellence in 2011. Her work has been featured in numerous publications. Lea maintains a studio in Philadelphia as well as Manasquan, NJ. and teaches workshops throughout the country.
Represented by Haynes Galleries -  Nashville, Tennessee
New Masters Gallery - Carmel, California
Kristin Yeary Gallery - Aspen, Colorado
Main Street Gallery - Manasquan, New Jersey
Selected Exhibitions and Competitions
Solo Exhibitions:
2019 Crane Arts [...]

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