As an artist, Craig Lee tries to create images that provoke the imagination and appeal to the senses. Whether the desired result is one of accurate realism or art - historical traditionalism, bold abstraction or light whimsy, he believes in the importance of a client's ideas and involvement in decisions. Lee's art - making background is fairly extensive, from his childhood and teenage years in central Nebraska, where he first learned to draw and paint, to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982. he moved to Omaha, NE in 1985 after earning an MFA from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Lee did some teaching and commercial art, then in 1987 began working as a scenic artist at the Omaha Community Playhouse. He started Craig Lee Fine Art in 1995, and by the summer of 2000, made the decision to leave the Playhouse and devote all his time to the business.
Mediums: No specialty noted.
For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.craigleefineart.com.
by Craig Lee
Location: Mid-Town; 3519 Center Street
Owner: Petros Axiotes
Additional Information: The artist wanted to replace a decaying mural on the site. Extensive repairs were necessary on the wall itself, especially mortar repair and large cracks to fill. The artist received the building owner's permission to repair masonry and paint the new mural, and his expenses were eventually paid by generous private donors as well as the Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association.