Lee Baker | Painter
A meet and Greet is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In conjunction with the Meet and Greet, Piper and Leaf will host a tea tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the gift shop.
At the early age of eight, Lee was drawn to the creative arts: drawing, painting, design, and dance. During her fourth grade study of space travel and the planets, her logo was chosen as the official logo for the class rocket and that spurred Lee to continue to pursue her creative passions in high school and college.
After graduating from Auburn University in 1970 with a BFA degree in Visual Design, she worked as Art Director for KODE-TV in Joplin, Mo. and later WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL. In 1985, with her husband/graphic designer by her side, they started Baker & Baker Design, Inc., a full-service advertising agency. As the agency grew, they eventually partnered with Craig Woodward in 2005 to form Bakerwoodward Communications, Inc. with a focus on persuasive messaging through comprehensive advertising solutions for print, outdoor, broadcast, digital services, custom web development, logo design and branding.
In 2018, Lee began to pivot from strictly design to her other love – the fine arts, especially oil and acrylic painting, drawing and watercolor. During this time Lee was tutored by highly-acclaimed American artists including Gina Brown, Barbara Davis, Aaron Westerberg, Dreama Tolle Perry, Tina Garrett and others. Upon retirement from Bakerwoodward in early 2021, Lee set up her home studio where she paints still life, florals and landscapes in the alla prima technique. “My love of color and the interaction of light and values through loose brushstrokes defines my work.”
Lee paints mostly in oils in the Impressionist style because of the richness and depth afforded by that medium. She loves to capture the beauty of light on subject matter that evokes memories and smiles through her artistic expression. When not in her studio, Lee loves to travel and be inspired by the world around her, especially France and Italy.
Visit her website at leebakerfineart.com.
Artist statement: Communicating with color, joy and grace
Herb Lewis | Photography
Carriage House Gallery
Herb Lewis, a retired engineer, has a passion for gardening and birding and a joy for sharing his knowledge and experiences. Herb shares his success and techniques for attracting birds through presentations, workshops, and training events. His birding interest has expanded into the establishment of the Lewis Birding Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The photos on display were taken at the Garden.
Wade Wharton | Sculpture
Throughout the Garden
The Wade Wharton Sculpture Trail was installed in the Garden in 2012 and is comprised of works made from recycled materials. Wharton was a member of the Huntsville Art League and the Arts Council, Inc. He was also a founding member of the Huntsville Fern Society.
Are you an artist?
We welcome proposals for high quality art exhibitions to be displayed in our Guest Center. Please keep in mind that the art must be botanical in theme.
Space is available in our Heritage Hallway for a solo art exhibit. Exhibitions must include a minimum of 20 pieces and all artwork must be available for purchase.
If you would like to be considered for a show, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 3 digital images (.jpg no larger than 1000 pixels on the widest size)
- List of titles, medium, and prices
- A resume and website link
- An artist’s statement
We will contact you to discuss possible dates and procedures for your exhibition. Most of our shows stay up for at least 60 days. All works must stay up until the final day of the exhibition. Artists are responsible for the removal of all pieces.
Please send all inquiries to email@example.com.