Jessie Y. Lee was born
interest in painting began
in 2005 when she assisted her teacher in a Chinese calligraphy
demonstration for the Chicago Calligraphy Society.
After the demo, she received a hand-made thank you card with a neat
watercolor drawing on the cover.
She was intrigued by the color pencil set used for making the card
and bought a set of color pencils for her
staying in a farm house in Germany
the first night, she discovered a beautiful garden from an upstairs
stood by the window and completed her first painting, the
the 2005 European trip,
her painting set and digital camera have become part of her travel
quickly filled two sketch books as a travel log of fond memories from her
visits to Japan,
enjoys looking at the world with a sense of humanity,
which harmoniously reflects her oriental roots and philosophy.
Jessie’s paintings are mainly inspired by the people she has
encountered and the places that have touched her heart.
For each painting, she has written a unique biography to reflect her thoughts and feelings. Jessie wants to connect her inner world with everyone who enjoys her paintings and thoughts. She is hopeful that her pursuit of spiritual sublimation through her art will result in a more profound meaning in life for her and for those who are attracted to her work.