Korean-born Charles Lee is a diverse, multi-talented artist with the capability of creating many different types of art, from pencil drawn portraitures to tranquil landscapes and arresting abstracts.
Lee began showing an affinity for art in 1955 at the young age of seven. In order to hone his skills, he attended middle and high school in his hometown of Seoul. It was in high school that he received his first honor in art creativity: a gold medal in an international competition. He went on to graduate from a university where he majored in art, and had his first personal show at the age of 23. Shortly after, in the 1970's, Lee exhibited in the Hong Kong and Tokyo Group Shows. The middle to latter part of that same decade brought Lee wider acclaim when he presented his second one man show and had his works displayed at the Tae Yoon and Man Kang Galleries in Seoul. Subsequently, during the 1980's, while employed at the Gaius Art Studio, many of his works were exported to America. Lee arrived in the United States at the onset of the 90's and worked for Art USA in Miami, a wholesaler of fine art. He became an exclusive artist for a publisher in Ft.Lauderdale in 1993. Lee shows his true talent and versatility as an artist. His art reflects his uncompromising high standards.
His paintings are a compelling combination of traditional and neo-classic. In the execution of his designs, Lee embraces oils, water-colors, and acrylics. He also has a penchant for a bright and eye-catching palette (including gold foil) that demonstrates his keen sense of color; yet, in spite of such vibrant imagery, he presents his subjects in a calm, reflective and almost ethereal way.