San Gimignano 2016 



Artist Statement

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.  

Brief Biography

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

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, 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

Painting flowers in my backyard on one of the first warm days in April.

Painting flowers in my backyard on one of the first warm days in April.