Illustrating for interpretive materials as a naturalist lead me to painting in 2005. Now my concern for and curiosity of the natural world are expressed largely through my artwork.
Often paintings start from my interest in a subject's value, beauty, or features. In my surroundings I look for bold shapes, grace, rhythms, patterns, and vivid colors. Yet quite quickly the seductive materials of oil paint or wax become my primary focus rather than the original subject. How with my materials might I convey my impression of the subject? Imagination, simplification, and some degree of reality aid me in creating a painting that represents an explorative journey.
Leecia Price (b. 1962) has painted for over 12 years, primarily in oils. Recently encaustic painting has become a source of artistic growth and joyful experimentation.
Leecia holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. She worked as a naturalist until beginning to paint full-time in 2005. Her first career was in information technology.
Leecia lives in Camden, Maine with her husband, fluffy dog, fluffy cat, honeybees, pollinator plants, and vegetable gardens.
Associations and Galleries
Boothbay Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
River Arts, Damariscotta, Maine
Plein Air Painters of Maine
Belfast Creative Coalition/Women Painters of Mid-coast Maine
Workshops and Classes
Colin Page, workshop 2015, 2016, 2017 (monitor/participant)
Anne Blair Brown, workshop, 2016 (monitor/ participant)
Catherine Gill, workshop, 2014 (monitor/participant)
Kerstin Engman, Classes 2014 - 2016
Elayne Dubin, Classes 2006 - 2009