Lee Christmas Halstead

About

 

Memberships

 

    McGuffey Art Center: Studio 25

 

    American Society of Botanical Artists

 

    Central Virginia Botanical Artists

 

Certifications

 

    Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Botanical Art

 

    Virginia Master Naturalist: Rivanna Chapter

 

Recent Exhibits

 

    McGuffey Art Center Winter Group Show 2011

 

    Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Group Show, May 2012

 

    Tuckahoe Library - Central Virginia Botanical Artists, June 2012

 

    Mcguffey Art Center Summer Group Show 2012

 

    McGuffey Art Center Winter Holiday Show 2012

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember: still life, landscape and nature studies in pencil, watercolor and oils.

 

Over the last two years I have become intensely interested in Botanical Art. Combining my love of flowers and birds with my desire to be in the moment through drawing and painting fulfills me; time spent observing, learning to truly see, extends far beyond the fabric of the canvas, informing my personal philosophy.

 

I also find pleasure in capturing the transitory nature of life in visual journals. Whether traveling or sitting in my front yard I find journaling a fun, informative method of keeping a record of daily observations and ruminations.

 

I love learning new techniques and mastering new skills. I also enjoy sharing that knowledge with others. I have 20 years of experience teaching art to all age students.