Lee Jamison: Ode to East Texas

From April 13 – May 5, Reaves | Foltz Fine Art presents two concurrent solo exhibitions—Lee Jamison: Ode to East Texas and E. Dan Klepper: The West Texas Mystique—a splendid pairing of exhibitions underscoring the yin and yang of both East and West Texas.  

In his first solo exhibition at Reaves | Foltz Fine Art, Huntsville-based painter Lee Jamison leads viewers through a beautiful, nostalgic tour of the glories of East Texas.  Forty of his contemporary landscapes will be on display, portraying scenes along the forgotten back roads of East Texas, where past and present are intertwined amidst the piney woods and winding rivers peppered with old courthouses and churches of pioneering days, nestled in the greenery.

As a very young child, Lee Jamison developed an interest in art. He started drawing as soon as he could hold something to make a mark with. He recalls beginning to paint around eight years of age and he was constantly involved in art classes through high school. He chose to major in art at Lon Morris College, a small Methodist junior college in Jacksonville, Texas, and completed his degree at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.  

Jamison feels that drawing is a form of expression, similar to writing, and he simply expresses things he knows through his art. He enjoys working in series which are often rich with historical influence. While he has no set process for creating a work, he describes his paintings as ideas vaguely bubbling up from below. His historical works always begin with a recorded event but the potential connection of historical occurrences to modern-day issues drive him to create pieces compelling to the viewer. Essentially, Jamison’s artwork is his own historical exploration.  

Since 1982, Jamison has been a full-time artist. He is known for three major specialties: landscapes in oils (particularly of East and Central Texas), large murals, and historical paintings. His landscapes have been the mainstay of a career spanning a quarter of a century. His mural projects have included major works for the Driskill Hotel in Austin, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Mayborn Museum at Baylor University in Waco. His historical works draw on his knowledge of Texas history and include numerous works on the Texas revolution.

 

Exhibition Dates and Special Events at Reaves | Foltz 

On view April 13 - May 5, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th, 6-8:30pm 

Artist Talk—Lee Jamison: Saturday, April 21th, 2-4pm

View the Full Catalogue Here:


I Remember by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

I Remember

oil on canvas

12 x 48 in (30.48 x 121.92 cm)

Parade in Evening Shadows by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Parade in Evening Shadows, 2018

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

Out to Pasture by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Out to Pasture, 2017

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

In the Hope of Resurrection by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

In the Hope of Resurrection, 2018

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Where Once Were Giant Pines by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Where Once Were Giant Pines, 2018

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

Big Thicket Hideaway by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Big Thicket Hideaway

oil on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Woven Together: Polk County Courthouse by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Woven Together: Polk County Courthouse

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

Wildflowers by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Wildflowers

oil on canvas

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

The Turning Bridge by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

The Turning Bridge

oil on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

Isolation: Martin Dies State Park by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Isolation: Martin Dies State Park, 2017

oil on canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

The Rural Feed Store: Stubbs Feed, Trinity by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

The Rural Feed Store: Stubbs Feed, Trinity, 2017

oil on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

Moving Shadow by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Moving Shadow, 2018

oil on canvas

30 x 60 in (76.20 x 152.40 cm)

Caddo Lake Hunter by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Caddo Lake Hunter

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Shadows Across Dodge by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Shadows Across Dodge

oil on canvas

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

An Oilfield Christmas: Kilgore by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

An Oilfield Christmas: Kilgore

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Lynchburg Ferry, Texas Rivers Series by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Lynchburg Ferry, Texas Rivers Series

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Evening Sun and Spanish Moss by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Evening Sun and Spanish Moss, 2015

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

The Most East Texas, Burr's Ferry Bridge, Sabine River by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

The Most East Texas, Burr's Ferry Bridge, Sabine River, 2017

oil on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Fair Haven of Rest by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Fair Haven of Rest, 2018

oil on canvas

12 x 16 in (30.48 x 40.64 cm)

Pine Grove Church of Christ by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Pine Grove Church of Christ, 2018

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

Trinity County Courthouse and Jail by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Trinity County Courthouse and Jail, 2018

oil on canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Ghosts of the Atomic Age by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Ghosts of the Atomic Age

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

Old Main at Dusk, Sam Houston State (originally Normal Institute) by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Old Main at Dusk, Sam Houston State (originally Normal Institute)

oil on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

Wharton by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Wharton

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

Early Evening, Caddo Lake by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Early Evening, Caddo Lake

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Waverly by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Waverly, 2017

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Framed by Shadow by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Framed by Shadow, 2018

oil on canvas

12 x 16 in (30.48 x 40.64 cm)

Sunset and Wind Shadow by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Sunset and Wind Shadow, 2018

oil on canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Shade Seekers by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Shade Seekers, 2018

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

Preserved by Neglect, Jefferson, TX by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Preserved by Neglect, Jefferson, TX

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

Austin Street, Jefferson by Lee Jamison

Lee Jamison

Austin Street, Jefferson

oil on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

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