About Mary Lee

Words have always been my thing. Reading, writing, editing, printing–all things words. Working in the publishing world: newspapers, magazines, communications, and events brought images into the words, melding photographs with design and color to enhance the textual content.

Over the years, as words and images mingled, I have found it clarifying and satisfying to express thoughts and feelings through abstract art. It was a natural transition. My primary art medium is encaustic, where I can layer on colors of wax over wax, scraping back to highlight the shades beneath and adding another coat to enhance the luminosity. Mixed media comes into play as well with image transfers, collage and the incorporation of various found objects.