USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Terry Lee is recognized nationally and internationally for being both a painter and a sculptor. His father, an avid hunter and fisherman, would often take Lee and his brother on adventures into the backcountry of North Idaho. It was on these excursions that Lee learned the value of hunting, to put food on the table and to gain appreciation for the big game animals that he paints and sculpts today.
Lee spent his youth on a working ranch just north of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He later opened a sporting goods store with his brother. The store was called Lee’s Outdoor Outfitter. Lee was an underwater scuba instructor (N.A.U.I. and P.A.D.I.), and taught diving for 18 years. After selling his portion to his brother, Lee’s sense of adventure led him to Southern California, where he taught diving and explored pursuing art as a fulltime career. In 1994, Lee left California to return to Idaho. He now resides in Coeur d’ Alene again, dividing his time between canvas and clay.
Lee has been described as a Fauvist, French for “the wild beat.” This is a style of painting with vivid expressionistic and non-naturalistic use of color that flourished in Paris in the early 1900s. This comparison comes as a great compliment to