Wee Lee Biography
Wee Lee is an award winning nature artist and his technique combines Western realism with Oriental brushwork. He came to Canada in 1978 and has resided in Regina since then. Lee is fascinated by all living creatures in the eco-system and has traveled North America extensively in pursuit of subjects for his paintings. As a result, his close-up, intimate paintings of nature capture flora, trees, birds and fauna of our parks, wilderness refuges and his own backyard.
In addition to his active exhibition record, Wee Lee has painted dioramas for Royal Saskatchewan Museum, White Horse Nature Interpretive Center, Yukon and murals for Moose Jaw and Duck Lake, SK. He also won numerous awards including Duck Unlimited National Artist, Second run-up Canada Wildlife Habitat Program, Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Program Artist of the Year, Pheasant Forever Canada Print of the year. Lee was featured as master painter of the world Canada section, in International Artist magazine June/July 2002 issue. In February 2004, Wee Lee was interviewed on the CBC television show, “On the Road Again.”
Wee Lee’s work is part of numerous public and private collections including Canadian Museum of Civilization, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Revenue Canada, IBM Canada, City of Regina, Dofasco Canadian Collection, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the University of South Dakota and SGI Canada to name a few.