My workspace is a small, light-filled studio in my back yard. I’ve created more than 700 paintings so far, depicting tree canopies and forests, flora and fauna, the sun and sky, the symbolically rich Tree of Life, colorful images of solar eclipses and the cosmos, as well as portraits and various landscapes. Practically all of my hundreds of original works have been sold, to private art collectors as well as corporate and public art collections.
Many of my paintings are filled with sparkling light, rainbow prisms, bursting rays of light and lens flares, all in the context of standing under the peaceful shelter of a forest. The result is joyful, energizing images that give my viewers a peaceful feeling of wonder and help them celebrate their own experiences of Earth’s beautiful forests.
All my work celebrates humanity’s connection to the natural world. I intend for my imagery to serve as a reminder of our shared responsibility to protect our environment, and to have a peaceful and healing effect on viewers. My hope is that when people see my paintings, they will dwell upon how much they love this world, and that they’re not separate from it, but a part of it.
Cedar Lee - Portland, Oregon 2023