The Garden is an original hand pulled print using traditional printmaking techniques by West Michigan artist Lee Ann Frame. A wonderful piece of artwork for a bedroom, family room, or private space.
The Garden was inspired by walking through Frederick Meijer Japanese Garden. It was the end of summer, a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The garden was quiet, a world away from the everyday surroundings. Peace, reflection and beauty filled her vision and mind. The rich colors, shapes and textures were welcoming. The little girl in “The Garden” captivated Lee Ann’s attention, encouraged a pause, a moment that seemed to stop in time.
Lee Ann Frame is a West Michigan artist who loves to travel. She teaches at Muskegon Community College. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University and a MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design.
All of the prints that you see are original – each hand pulled. The image begins with a drawing. Some on location and others in the studio. Printmaking has the curious fact that the image is a mirror of the original. Ms. Frame works in several printmaking techniques: intaglio, etching, woodblock relief, and lithography.
Lee Ann says, “Every day. I step into the realm of possibility. Weaving inner thought and outer stimuli, searching for the “poetic image”. I’m inspired by the places that I have traveled. My art is a manifestation of reality, memory, and dream. Layers and surface textures evolve, irregularity and imperfections – like life, find place. My hope is that my work will conjure memories, tap your imagination and an intimate visual experience.”
This talented printmaker has had pieces of her work juried into over 100 International, National, Statewide, and Regional Exhibitions. Also, she has juried many state and regional art competitions. In addition to that, she continues to teach workshops in printmaking and bookbinding. Affiliated with the Society of American Graphic Artists; South West Michigan Printmakers International Society of Experimental Artists; Nautilus Fellowship Member; and Mid American Print Council.