Mushroom Sampler

Mount Holyoke College by Donna Cote

Bee Leake Artist Statement

The amazingly powerful, fragile natural systems around us are the underlying inspiration for my paintings. Most of my work begins with photos I take on my walks and hikes, often of the same area in different weather or seasons. As I sketch and learn about the flora and fauna I’ve seen in person, the finished piece takes shape. I combine realistic and imagined visual details, colors, and textures to let the audience “sit with me” in a moment in time.


Acrylic and mixed media




Amethyst Brook Morning by Bee Leake
Royal Fig by Bee Leake
By The West River by Bee Leake