Lee Reedy opened the doors to his graphic design room in 1968. Back then, there were no computers to lean on. Designers had to be artists and that’s what he was. For more than three decades, Lee incorporated his illustrations and art techniques into the marketing communications he created as principal and creative director for his own firm. For many years, he was recognized as one of the most influential creative minds in Colorado, winning hundreds of awards and constantly raising the bar for his industry.
As he approached the end of his design career, it felt quite natural for him to pick up a paintbrush and begin a new art career right where he left off. Employing acrylics, oil and mixed media. His technique is bold, accurate, clear and colorful with considerable detail, especially in his American Indian paintings. Lee paints out of his studio in Centennial, Colorado.
In his own words, he talks about the subject matter he’s inspired to paint. “I love to paint stories of the past. The proud, wrinkled face of an American Indian and the beautiful, intricate handmade clothing he wears. A rusty truck long abandoned in a sun-dappled wheat field. A perfectly crafted piece of historic San Francisco architecture. Each painting capturing a country — our country — steeped in tradition. Each painting contrasting against the slick design of modern life. Each painting reminding us of a story we once heard sitting on the lap of our grand- father sipping a glass of lemonade.”
The work of Lee Reedy is currently exhibited exclusively by Harte International Galleries and in private collections around the world.
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