Craig Allan Lee

I’m a self-taught artist that loves to paint both in the studio and outdoors, using oil paint to capture feeling and a sense of place. I find much of my inspiration from life’s everyday moments that pass us by. In particular I enjoy painting family scenes – a reflection of being a father perhaps. Although much of my work is figure based I’m just as likely to find my inspiration from a fruit bowl sitting on the kitchen side, a landscape, an expression in portraiture or a pose from a life model. I find that the quick decision making and the colour notes taken from my plein air and life model experiences are invaluable tools when it comes to my studio paintings. I paint with a combination of both the palette knife and brushes in a considered but loose style using a limited palette. I have exhibited in the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Royal institute of oil painter’s open exhibition (ROI) as well as the 2019, and 2020 Royal Society of Marine Artist’s open exhibition (RSMA) at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London.

2020 British Contemporary award, The Artist’s open exhibition, Patchings
2020 The Artist’s exhibition award
2019 SAA’s Artist of the year
2019 SAA’s best professional figurative or portrait award
2019 Pro Arte’s award, The Artist’s open exhibition, Patchings
2019 The Artist’s exhibition award