Brianna Lee is an artist with a love of beauty and the human form. She was born and raised in rural Visalia, CA. Her work is a continuous search for the intrinsic beauty of all life around her. She gleans inspiration from the people she meets, the abundance of nature and the deep rooted traditions of realist painting.
She studied contemporary and traditional painting techniques at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) and in the private atelier of portrait artist Adrian Gottlieb. She received her BFA with honors from the prestigious Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA.
Ms. Lee has taught for several independent art academies throughout California, while also running her own atelier in Orange County. She is a member of the American Women Artists Association and has been granted awards for her portraits. Ms. Lee has been featured in numerous publications and was selected as one of Poets & Artists Magazine’s 50 Most Memorable Painters of 2015 and a Finalist and Honorable Mention Award winner in the prestigious 13th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition.
She accepts international portrait commissions and exhibits her work in various group exhibitions internationally including Los Angeles, Orange County, Toronto, Cincinnati, and New York. She is currently painting full-time in her North Visalia studio and travels occasionally for commissions and to offer workshops.