Lee Copen

Painting fleeting moments of beauty in the landscape

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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 days ago 
All in a Row by Lee Copen
Oil 12 x 16
 
This painting won first prize at the Steelville Plein Air Event. It will be available for purchase during an online auction.
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
16 days ago 
Be Still by Lee Copen
Oil 24 x 36
 
A still morning on Sims Valley Lake. All of my favorite things sky, water and wildflowers.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Path through the Woods by Lee Copen
Oil 16 x 12
 
The pathway through our woods to the big pasture.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Forest Floor by Lee Copen
16 x 12
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Evening Serenity by Lee Copen
Watercolor 8.5 x 14
 
Beautiful evening light and shadows in our pasture.
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Spring Puddles by Lee Copen
Watercolor 15 x 11
 
I loved the cloud reflections in the puddles.
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
A Wet Start by Lee Copen
Oil 18 x 24
 
Spring time in the Thomasville Valley.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Thompsons by Lee Copen
Oil 18 x 24
 
I love these old barns. They are slowly disappearing from the landscape. I will preserve them any way that I can.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Morning Pines by Lee Copen
Oil 16 x 12
 
 1 Like
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Morning Glory by Lee Copen
Oil 30 x 24
 
I saw this sunrise last summer while I was driving to a plein air event, I couldn't not stop it was so beautiful. I took several photos which became the inspiration for this painting.
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Moon River by Lee Copen
20 x 24
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
The Pink House by Lee Copen
16 x 12
 
Plein air painting from an old abandoned farm.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Thomasville by Lee Copen
12 x 16
 
Plein air sketch of the clouds over Thomasville.
 1 Like
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
The Henry's by Lee Copen
Oil on Canvas 18 x 24
 
A childhood home remembered.
 

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Bob's Barn by Lee Copen
Oil on Canvas 18 x 24
 
Created as a commission for a friend. She wanted to remember how her Dad's barn looked before it changed. Loved painting this old barn.
 1 Like
Cathy Groebner  likes this

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Down River by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 15
 
Looking down the Missouri as the sun was rising.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Hayfields by Lee Copen
8.5 x 14
 
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Muddy Morning by Lee Copen
Watercolor 15 x 11
 
A muddy road in winter. I loved the way the sky reflected in the puddles.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Old Hay by Lee Copen
Watercolor 8.5 x 14
 
Old hay bales in the corner of a field on a frosty morning.
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Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Winter Walk by Lee Copen
Watercolor 11 x 15
 
Country lane through the snow.
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Lee Copen 6 months ago
TOP 15 BoldBrush Painting Competition January, 2020.
Kimberly Wurster 6 months ago
Congratulations!
Denice Peters  likes this
Denice Peters 6 months ago
congrats!

 
Lee Copen Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Frozen Creek Note Cards by Lee Copen
Oil 4 x 5.5
 
Pack of 4 note cards and envelopes. Cards are blank on the inside.
 1 Like
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Bill's Art Center and Gallery
Camdenton, Missouri - (573)317-1010

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

Lake Fine Art
Osage Beach, MO - 573-693-1750

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

SouthWind Art Gallery
Topeka, KS - 1(785)273-5994

The Neighborhood
Mountain View, MO - 1(713)9970260

The Rice Gallery of Fine Art
Overland Park, Kansas - 1-913-685- 8889


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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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