Artist-Info - Wee Lee - Assiniboia Gallery

Wee Lee



Wee Lee is an award-winning nature artist. He studied Chinese brush painting at the Oriental Art School in Saigon before moving to Canada in 1978 and his technique combines Western realism with Oriental brushwork.

He is inspired by the changing weather and ever evolving living nature. His latest style of painting is intended to capture the sensation of a moment in the wind, in flight, in motion and more. Considered another concept of East meets West, these paintings reflect traditional Oriental compositions and fluid movement of brushstrokes with contemporary techniques of applying pigment squeezed directly from the tube to create a repetitive pattern. These texturally rich canvases present layers of paint, the shine of metallic color and motions of brushstrokes all to create an atmosphere of a moment in time.

In addition to his active exhibition record, Wee Lee has painted dioramas for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and murals for the City of Moose Jaw and for the Town of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.

Selected Media
– Press –
Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013
“Reviews,” Galleries West Magazine, December 2003
“Master Painter of the World Canada,” International Artist Magazine, June/July 2002
“Artists Help Good Cause,” Leader-Post, May 16, 2000
“Poetic Camouflage: The Nature Paintings of Wee Lee,” Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, 1995

Selected Public and Corporate Collections
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Saskatchewan Arts Board
City of Regina
Dofasco Canadian Collection
Ducks Unlimited
University of South Dakota
SGI Canada