- Nadia Lee
- My work is symbolic of what is going on in my life as well as in the world around me, a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas about the world in which I live. I define my work as abstract naturalism because it is based on the beauty and wonder I find in the natural world. When I begin a piece, I start with an inspiring image from nature or the human form and develop a rough sketch of the final creation. I enjoy the process of developing a final composition, discovering the final placement of images within the building of the background. It is exciting to explore the use of more illustration, and found objects in my new style of painting. My technique is to build a shifting, push/pull background, add collaged elements and illustration and build up layers until a final composition is achieved. The overall purpose behind my work is to create art of beauty and interest. Please be sure to view the links at the bottom of the page.
"Atmosphere" is a painting I created in a newer style I've been experimenting with, incorporating gel transfers, illustrations, and other collaged elements, like found objects. I used old, recycled wall paper and vintage images. I added drawn and painted figures both in realistic and abstract forms while still having the subject matter related to nature and forms.
"Winter" is a painting in the Seasons series. It is a departure from the usual color scheme I had been working with at the time I was creating the series. I tried to capture the cold stark feeling of the winter season in a completely abstract way by working in abstract forms in a circular shape to represent the eternal spiral of the seasons.