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Collection: Lee Munsell

Lee Munsell was about nine years old when he became interested in drawing pictures of hot rods, planes and various other things. Encouraged by his mother, his pursuit of art continued throughout his youth with art classes through high school, until surfing pulled him away, as the waves promised more excitement. In the 1970’s he began to get back into painting, mostly scenes of the Pacific coast. The wildness of Big Sur, the rocky cliffs and Cypress trees of Carmel and Monterey and the fog shrouded sea stacks of Oregon and Washington have been a source of inspiration to him for years. 

Munsell explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for light and, more specifically, for degrees of luminosity. One gets the feeling that he wants to communicate more about his subject than paint alone can suggest. Whether it be a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks and strong pines or a shimmering world of cold waves, rock and sunlight, it is clear that he knows the subject intimately.  Taking the effects of light may be his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe.

 Speaking of his life as an artist, Munsell says: “I know the journey is not complete but working toward it is half the fun.  The other half is being able to capture a scene that stirs emotion and draws one to reflect on the beauty and grandeur of this amazing creation”.

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  • The Traveler
    Tall ancient cypress on the headlands overlooking Pudding Creek beach, green grass and soft blue ocean.
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  • Still You Give Yourself Away
    Beautiful aqua green ocean below earth tone cliffs with a cypress tree in foreground.
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  • Still Be My Vision
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  • Sentinels on the North Coast
    An old grove of cypress trees sit atop the green gray grass of the Pudding Creek headlands overlooking the beach. Yellow late afternoon clouds hang over the sea.
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  • Second Arch
    Mendocino's iconic arched rocks in earth tones, in a green sea.
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  • In the Beginning
    Black clouds and golden evening light on a silvery sea
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  • Headlands Morning Light
    The Northern California Headlands covered in spring green grasses and an aqual blue sea in soft yellow morning light
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  • Grateful
    Northern California Headlands with green cypress overlooking the calm blue sea
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  • Footsteps
    Northern California coastal cliffs and headlands form a cove for the ocean to ingress.
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  • Come and Follow Me
    Soft green sea surrounds a sea stack with evergreen trees growing upon it
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  • All Things Become New
    Against a misty, rocky background, and on a sheer rock outcropping, a cypress tree flourishes in green life, half of it having died.
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