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