Lee Copen

Painting fleeting moments of beauty in the landscape

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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
7 days ago 
Barn Gate by Lee Copen
18 x 24
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
9 days ago 
Along the Tracks by Lee Copen
Oil 12 x 16
 
My quick paint from the Steelville Plein Air. It was painted in two hours. It is the train depot in St James MO.
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
9 days ago 
Sycamore by Lee Copen
Oil 16 x 12
 
This was painted at the Steelville Plein Air Event. It was such a perfect tree I had to paint it.
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Lee Copen 7 days ago
This painting sold at the Steelville Plein Air Event.

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Leiper's Fork by Lee Copen
20 x 24
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Cool Running by Lee Copen
10 x 16
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Rocky Slope by Lee Copen
24 x 18
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Eureka Springs by Lee Copen
11 x 15
 
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Dogwoods in the Pines by Lee Copen
16 x 12
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Last Glow by Lee Copen
11 x 15
 
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Kimberly Wurster 2 months ago
Beautiful!
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Lee Copen 18 days ago
SOLD. Last Glow captured that last light of the evening. Sometimes turning your back on a sunset is just what you need.

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Snow on the Cedar by Lee Copen
16 x 12
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Winter Leaves by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 8
 
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Sergio Roffo 4 months ago
Hi Lee, Nice painting. And thx for liking my work.
Lee Copen 7 days ago
SOLD. This watercolor went to help decorate a new Bed and Breakfast.

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Dawn by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 8
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Cummings Falls by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 15
 
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Melvin's Hay Barn by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 15
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Frozen Dawn by Lee Copen
20 x 24
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Snowy Morning by Lee Copen
8 x 11
 
 1 Like
Peter Farrow 4 months ago
Most impressive watercolor, Lee. Peter Farrow
Lee Copen 4 months ago
Thanks, Peter.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Ice and Snow by Lee Copen
16 x 20
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Alton Bay by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 15
 
The perfect spot to sit by the lake and relax
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Peter Farrow 4 months ago
Superb watercolor with excellent reflections, Lee. Peter Farrow
Lori Sweet 4 months ago
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Lee Copen 4 months ago
Thank you, so much. I do love painting water reflections.
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Representation


Art House
Fulton, Missouri - (573)592-7733

Bill's Art Center and Gallery
Camdenton, Missouri - (573)317-1010

Frame Shop & Gallery
West Plains, Missouri - (417) 247-2787

Route 66 Art Gallery
Waynesville, Missouri - 573-528-1292

The Amalgam Gallery of Art
Caledonia, Missouri - (303) 907-0411


Recent Blog Posts

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Posted on 11/14/2018 10:17:09 AM


Biography
Lee Copen can be found painting or simply staring at the sky wishing she was painting.
"I have lived in some of the most beautiful places on earth; the high plains of South Africa, the coast of Chile, the Colorado Rockies, the Yorkshire countryside and currently the Ozark mountains.  I have always found myself drawn to the beauty and diversity of the landscape."
 
Born in South Africa, in 1966, Lee was drawing and painting the land, people and animals that surrounded her, before she even started school. Her family moved to Chile when she was 12 years old, where her love of drawing and painting continued. In 1982 the family moved to Colorado, here Lee encountered her first art teacher; a talented and gifted artist and teacher who encouraged Lee to pursue art.
Lee studied art at the University of Northern Colorado, and received a BFA in drawing and painting. After college she pursued a career as an architectural illustrator. In 2000 Lee returned to college to receive a teaching certificate and has been teaching art in a public high school ever since. "My high school art teacher was such a positive force in my life, I wanted to be that for other young artists." Both careers allowed Lee to continue painting on her own, building skills and developing her own unique vision.
Lee has traveled extensively throughout her life; including Zimbabwe, Peru, Bolivia, England, Scotland, Greece, Sweden and throughout the United States.  Wherever she goes, she paints; filling sketchbooks with beautiful drawings and watercolors.  Whether working in the studio or on location her work is inspired by the beauty that can be found in nature.  She currently lives on a small farm in Missouri; painting the hills, farms, rivers and springs of the Ozarks. Her work reflects her love of the land.
 She is influenced by great [...]

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