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Artist's Statement 

“My creativity is a God-given talent and I pray every day for guidance in my creative work and that it be God’s will that directs me in all I do.  I have been blessed with a wonderful life, family, and faith in Jesus Christ. I hope to bring honor to Him by sharing my talents with you.” -Lee Breuer

                                

Because I use broad layers of vibrant color to evoke a sense of movement, time, and place, my paintings share a style of 'chromatic impressionism' introduced by such composers as Debussey and Grieg.

Light, music, and color come together in my paintings to create a sense of movement. From the swaying of the Carolina Palmettos to the undulating wake of a shrimp boat to the vibrations of the cello, I feel that my work imbues a feeling of fluidity and anticipation.

I have been influenced by a wide variety of artists - from the impressionists and post-impressionists Lautrec, Daumier, Cezanne, and Van Gogh to the illustrations of Dr. Seuss. The formative influences of my youth were my uncle, artist Scholten "Casey" Jones from Ty Ty,Georgia and Ben Hampton, whose studio was located in my boyhood home of East Ridge, Tennessee, just outside of Chattanooga.

My paintings are also influenced by music - from the sounds of the Southern Blues and Jazz to the more modern Christian music of Third Day and Sonic Flood.

In all my artistic endeavors, I paint from personal emotions evoked from places I have been, stories I have read, and experiences I have had.

 
 

Personal Information

Lee Breuer is a Christian living in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Lee has been blessed with two wonderful children:

J. Martin Edward and Helena 'Lena' Kathryn.

 
 

     

Artist’s Bio

 

A native of Georgia, Lee Breuer is a graduate of The Citadel and attended art school in Atlanta prior to moving to Columbia, SC in 1992.

 

Lee’s work has been exhibited in the “Annual Juried South Carolina Artist’s Exhibition” at the Pickens County Museum; Jammin’ Java Coffee House in Columbia; The South Carolina Bank & Trust’s “Garage Art Project”, Fresh Pastabilities in Columbia;  the 2003 Columbia Parade of Homes; the South Carolina Philharmonic 2004 Symphony League’s “Designer Showhouse”; “Art in Business” exhibit at the Palmetto GBA; Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s ‘Sticht Gallery’; Wake Forest University Babcock School for Business Management; Wake Forest University School of Law; the Piccolo Spoleto Festival's 2005 Juried Art Exhibition; the South Carolina State Fair (Professional Division) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Davidson County Community College (NC); the "Jubilee Juried Exhibition" at the Dalton Gallery, Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC; Saul Alexander Gallery in Charleston, SC; North Charleston City Gallery in the North Charleston Convention Center; HoFP Gallery in Columbia; and the Bassett Gallery in Camden, SC. 

     

Lee’s creativity has also been used to promote theatrical productions and events including the “Carolina Downhome Blues Festival” in Camden and the Columbia Music Festival Association’s “Beaux Art Ball”.

 

In addition to painting and illustration, Lee’s creative efforts include commercial, editorial, and children’s book illustrations and the creation and marketing of jewelry and novelty items for sporting events.

Lee has received a "Purchase Patron Award" in the Professional Division of the South Carolina State Fair in 2003, 2004, and 2006.

 
     

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