|About the Artist
Fay Lee grew up in Escambia County in Southern Alabama and always had a talent for drawing. She now lives in New Hampshire where she is a member of the York Art Association (ME), the Newburyport Art Association (MA), and the Durham Art Association and Manchester Art Association in NH. She participates in local and regional art shows in the New England area and continues to maintain her membership with the Society of Arts & Crafts and the WAOAPOA Art Group in Alabama.
She took painting classes in New York from Joe McDowell of Nyack, NY, and in Montgomery, AL, took classes and workshops from Joe Robinson of Destin, FL, Ann Calagaz of Mobile, Deborah Gibson of Alexander City, and Jim Lewis of Olympia, WA, and from local instructors including Donnave Lindsey, Connie Lewis, Clark Walker, Virginia Kelley, Sharon Yavis, Shirley Baird, and Marguerite Edwards.
She has been in juried shows with the York Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association, Regions Bank/Montgomery Art Guild, the Museum of Fine Arts/Montgomery Art Guild, Society of Arts and Crafts, Selma Art Guild, and Elmore County Art Guild as well as the Experimental Artists of Alabama juried shows at Samford University in Birmingham. She has been in group shows with the WAOAPOA Art Group at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, High Cotton in Alexander City, and at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch of the Montgomery Public Library System. She has also been in shows with the Yancey Avenue Gallery in Montgomery, AL.
In October of 1993, she had a painting in an invitational show entitled "Alabama Landscapes" at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, which then went on tour around Alabama through May of 1994.
Fay has been painting in oil and acrylic since 1978 and started painting in watercolor in 1987. She also works in pastels, collage, pen and ink, and mixed media. She has had one-woman shows at the Bank of New Hampshire in Wolfeboro Falls and the Tuftonboro Library as well as a two-woman show at the Wolfeboro Library in 2007.
She has won many awards at various art shows, including "Best of Show" twice, and has paintings in collections throughout the United States and in several other countries including Germany, France, England, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Japan.
She has been a member of the Black Bear Art Association, the Society of Arts and Crafts, Experimental Artists of Alabama, Montgomery Art Guild, Elmore County Art Guild, Shelby County Art Association, Eastern Shore Art Association, and the WAOAPOA Art Group. She sells her work through SAC's Gallery in Montgomery, AL, and at local and regional shows in the Northeast as well as through Polaris Art.
Through the Volunteer & Information Center and the Junior League of Montgomery, Fay was nominated for Volunteer of the year for 2002 by the Radio Reading Service for the Blind and by SAC's Gallery. There were several awards and she was selected for the 2002 Arts Volunteer of the Year Award.
She is married to Bob Lee and they have two children, Mike and Christine.
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