Artist Lee Perrault

An example of fine art by Lee Perrault

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://LeePerrault.com

  • Year Born: 1950

  • Oil Painter / Paper, Panel, Canvas

  • Abstracts, Figurative, Nature, Scapes, Still Life

  • FB/LeePerraultPaints, IG/perraultlee

  • Price Range: $135.00 - $1,000.00

The Artist Says:

"May you live all the days of your life."  Jonathan Swift


I started painting in oils late in my career, but I've been an artist all of my life. I paint to lose myself, and when I stop painting, some part of me seems born anew.
Lucky to have a childhood free to wander and observe in rural, western New Hampshire (NH), USA, I befriended some unique and interesting animal and plant life. I sketched, painted and examined my pets, the pink lady slippers on the ledge, and the whippoorwill that lived near the house. Somehow, I developed a steady hand, some knowledge of color mixing, and a resourcefulness that still guides me when I have no answers. Years later, when I returned to college to study graphic design, those early skills handily translated into the laying down of a gorgeous curve and an intuitive eye when balancing compositional elements. Today, these skills help me work toward that brush mark that is itself a thing of beauty; make me swoon when I mix a color that lights up in just the right way; and leave me sighing when a shape grows as I see it in my mind's eye!
As a graphic designer and colorist, it is not surprising that I am drawn to the 'graphic' and 'color' offerings of deep shadows, repetition of shapes, and visual honesty. The challenge and juxtaposition of the complex colors and form just seem to draw me in. I love it that my pastel subjects actually look as though they were painted in pastels instead of oil, with the prepared 100% rag paper creating a matt finish of residual pigment. I love the repetition of shapes in shells, plants, and the play of light as it bounces or backlights objects, depending on the time of day, the weather and whether they are wet or dry. 
Nature Series
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