Lee Piechocki paints saturated watercolor scenes which transport viewers to a sunset beach’s pink glow or a mountain ridge’s rustic foliage. The paintings catalog his travels, depicting myriad landscapes from Richmond cityscapes, Brooklyn parks, and California trails and national parks. Working from direct observation, his small, loose strokes impart an immediacy and youthful energy. Each piece emits some form of light, loaded with color, breathing a simplicity in form that is modest and endearing.
Piechocki earned his BFA from Ball State University and MFA from VCUarts (2005, 2015), and went on to teach at Kansas City Art Institute. He has shown at Saint Louis Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Art Helix, New York, NY; Mass Gallery, Austin, TX; Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; among others. He now lives in Los Angeles, CA.