Lee Anne Park
Lee Anne Park is an accomplished mixed media artist who focuses her work on wildlife and environmental arts subjects. She works in all media including pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, pen and ink and acrylics. She has painted all her life and has studied under several well-known artists around the country. Her work has earned a Best of Show, First, Second and Merit awards at various shows over the years.
She is President of the Desert Artists, and a juried member of several distinguished art organizations in Arizona. She is also a long-term volunteer with the public schools in the Mini-Museum and Arts Masterpiece Programs. She has most recently been coordinating art for special-needs children for the Desert Artists Extra Special Art Program and mentoring Advanced Placement art students.
“Sharing my love of creating art with others is what keeps me going.”
Lee Anne works with unusual combinations of media such as pastels on handmade bark paper or mixing water media and pastels.
“I continually use all tools available to me to create the feeling of fur and feathers and to capture the unique moment in the life of my animal subjects.”
Over the years she has also developed a unique art form, she calls Scrimstone; based on the art of Scrimshaw practiced by ancient sailors, in which she inscribes animals on stone using inks and dyes to enhance the form.
Audubon Arizona – Great Egret Award – 2003
Arizona Art Alliance – First Place in Pastels and Best in Show – 2009
Merchant’s Award “Cheap Joe’s You Done Good” Award (Arizona Artists Guild Show)
First, second, third place, Merit and Honorable Mention ribbons at several major juried shows throughout the Phoenix area; including the Southwestern Wildlife and Animal Kingdom Award in 2004.
Participated as a guest artist in the well-known Hidden-in-the Hills Art Tour for many years with the Sonoran Arts League.
Excellence Award – Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cave Creek Schools Governing Board – 2014
Congressional Special Recognition Certificate for work with the Cave Creek Schools- 2014
Nominee for the Individual Art Education Award (2015) from Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Arizona
Commission for the Arts and the State Governor’s Office.
“It is very rewarding to me to be able to create and show my art, to volunteer my time and talents with others to share the joy of art and encourage young artists to develop their talents.”