Lee Boynton

American Impressionist Painter

October 26, 1953 - April 24, 2016

"First Light"
Oil 18 x 36

"Down in the Cove"

Oil 18 x 24

"Trap Pound"

Oil 24 x 30

"Cacoctin Winter"

Oil 20 x 24

"Jericho Bridge"

Oil 22 x 28

Lee Boynton Biography

Renowned Annapolis artist Lee Boynton says his paintings “are about light.” Using the Impressionist palette with extraordinary skill in both watercolor and oils, Lee captures the delicate subtleties of light. The soft luminous effects of light that characterize his work reflect man’s spiritual connection to the natural world.
"Two Schooners at Rest"
Oil 24 x 20

"Winchester Cliffs"

Oil 14 x 18

Lee Boynton is best known for his distinctive portrayals of wooden boats and men engaged in traditional modes of fishing, both in Maine and on the Chesapeake Bay. Lee grew up summering on a small island off the coast of Maine and his artistic expression took root in his early experiences there. As a child, he befriended lobstermen and boat-builders, drawn by the rugged texture and beauty of their lives in relation to the sea. Throughout his life he developed his painting skills to express his admiration for these humble, hardworking people. When he married in 1978 and moved to the Chesapeake Bay area, he found an equally compelling fishing community in the watermen.

Lee received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1976. He continued his studies at the Arts Students League in New York City and the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Mass. His work has been selected for leading national and international exhibitions, most notably the National Arts for the Parks Top 100 Exhibition, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the Mystic International Exhibition at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.

In 1995 Lee was commissioned to paint three historic murals for the City Council chambers in Annapolis as part of “Annapolis 300 - A Capital Celebration,” inaugurated by the city of Annapolis and the state of Maryland to commemorate the tricentennial of Annapolis as the state capital. In 2006, Historic London Town commissioned him to paint an oil painting of that colonial site as it appeared in 1683. This painting depicts the importance of London Town as a key trading link on the Chesapeake Bay.

A founder (2001) and member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Boynton published “Painting the Impressionist Watercolor” in 2004, a book on applying Impressionist painting techniques to watercolor. Boynton’s paintings have been reproduced in two earlier books on Impressionist painting techniques: Capturing Radiant Colors in Oils, by Susan Sarback, and Painting the Impressionist Landscape, by Lois Griffel. In addition Boynton is in demand as a watercolor teacher at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts having trained many young up and coming painters. Lee is included in the historic book by Gary Pendleton “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic” published in 2014.
McBride Gallery is pleased to represent this talented Maryland painter.

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