Lee Nixon Fine Art







Lee Nixon

Lee Nixon Fine Art

Orange, VA


About The Artist

A native of Orange County, Lee Nixon Jr. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Virginia State University in 1975. He taught at Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester, Virginia for five years. While there, he served on a committee for the annual Fine Arts Festival that involved all of the area schools. In 1980, Lee returned to Orange, to teach at Orange County High School where he initiated an annual Arts and Science Festival, which continued until recently. If you attended Orange County High School chances are good that Lee Nixon was your art teacher. He works primarily in acrylics for their versatility and compatibility with other media. His impressionist paintings reflect a need, care and reverence for a serene earth, and the desire to share it with the viewer through color, pattern and texture. His paintings have appeared in numerous galleries, including the Science Museum of Richmond, and the Arts Center in Orange.

Why I Paint

I Love To Paint

I am inspired by the skill and imagination abounding in the natural world. So, I have re-created the exquisite textural patterns found on trees, the intricate patterns of flowers, and rolling hills with bundles of hay. It is a constant engagement of ideas, feelings, and emotions flowing onto a blank canvas in an array of spectacular colors harmonies. It speaks volumes of what I cannot say in words.

I would call myself an Impressionist artist. Each created work of art reflects my vision at that particular time. I often apply strokes of pure contrasting complementary colors to excite the viewer's eye so that the color appears to leap off the canvas.

Several paintings were inspired by the application of natural elements such as: gravel and sand for 'actual textures'. Also I have experimented with tissue paper to simulate the rugged textures of trees, to the solid mass of smooth rocks and stones.

My goal is to artistically capture the endless variety of harmonious designs that exist all around us, and to fuse pattern with emotion.

The Artist
Nixon’s Impressionist paintings reflect a need, care, and reverence for a serene earth, and the desire to share it with the viewer through color, pattern, and texture


A Taste Of Lavender In The Spring by Lee Nixon


Nixon's Glorious Morning View of the Rapidan by Lee Nixon


Scenic View Of The Blue Ridge by Lee Nixon


Strollling Down Old Rapidan Road by Lee Nixon


Peony Trilogy by Lee Nixon


Peace At Last by Lee Nixon


A Glow Of Happiness by Lee Nixon


Dazzling View From The Rapidan by Lee Nixon


Youth Meditating on the Future by Lee Nixon


A Florid View of The Blue Ridge by Lee Nixon


Hindsight by Lee Nixon


Strolling Down Old Rapidan by Lee Nixon


Announcement Of Spring by Lee Nixon


Scene Alongside a Gravel Road by Lee Nixon


Peace Of Day by Lee Nixon


Showy Pink Peony by Lee Nixon


A Splash Of Spring by Lee Nixon


Dancing The Night Away by Lee Nixon


The Thinker by Lee Nixon


Pondering by Lee Nixon


Let The Sunshine In by Lee Nixon


She Just Called To Say by Lee Nixon


Big Fish In A Small Pond by Lee Nixon


Slumbering...Sweet Dreams by Lee Nixon


Wildflower by Lee Nixon


Day Dreaming by Lee Nixon


Raccoon's Sleepy Hollow by Lee Nixon


Still Water Run Deep by Lee Nixon


Subterranean Fantasy by Lee Nixon


Curiosity by Lee Nixon


Subterranean Journey by Lee Nixon


Tell Me Something Good by Lee Nixon


Pondering by Lee Nixon


Day Dreaming by Lee Nixon


Time For Serious Shopping by Lee Nixon


The Thinker by Lee Nixon


Golden Countryside by Lee Nixon


Double Take Of The Blues by Lee Nixon