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 in information technology and environmental conservation until beginning to paint full-time in 2005.
Leecia lives in Camden, Maine with her husband, fluffy dog, fluffy cat, honey bees, pollinator plants, and vegetable gardens.
Shows and Exhibitions
'Women Painting Women' , Women Artists of Midcoast Maine, January 18, 2018 - February 28, 2018, 11 Central Restaurant, Bangor, Maine
'Winter Members' Showcase', Harlow Gallery, January 17, 2018 - March 3, 2018, Hallowell, Maine
'Women Painting Women', Women Artists of Midcoast Maine, March 1, 2018 - March 30, 2018, Belfast Library, Belfast, Maine
'Close to Nature', Women Artists of Midcoast Maine, Spring 2018, Rock and Art Shop Gallery, Bangor, Maine
'Wings', Solo Show, Unitarian Universalist Gallery, July 7, 2018 - August 7, 2018, Brunswick, Maine
'Close to Nature', Women Artists of Midcoast Maine, September 6, 2018 - November 30, 2018, Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Gallery, Rockland, Maine
Women Painters of Midcoast Maine, September 15 - December 10, 2017, 900 Broadway Gallery, Bangor, Maine
Women Painters of Midcoast Maine, River Arts West Gallery, November 2, 2017 - December 20, 2017, Damariscotta, Maine
'Colorwise' Group Show, Boyd Center Gallery, Bangor Maine, October 26, 2017 - December 20, 2017, Bangor, Maine
River Arts Juried Show 'Small Works', December 2017, Damariscotta, Maine
'Smalls' Rock and Art Shop, November 8, 2017 - December 20, 2017, Bangor, Maine
'Handmade' Juried Show, December 1, 2017 - December 23, 2017, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine
Harlow Gallery, member show, July 2017, Hallowell, Maine
Women Painters of Midcoast Maine, June 2017, Bell the Cat, Belfast, Maine
Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, member shows, ongoing summer/fall 2017, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
River Arts, member show, June 2017, Damariscotta, Maine
River Arts Juried Show 'Artist's Choice', May 2017, Damariscotta, Maine
Women Painters of Midcoast Maine, group show April/May 2017, Bagel Cafe, Belfast, Maine
Solo Show, Summer 2012, Unitarian Church of Gainesville, Florida
Gallery Under the Oaks, 2006-2012, Florida
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
Union of Maine Visual Artists
Workshops and Classes
Kendra Denny, encaustic workshop 2016
Colin Page, workshop 2015, 2016, 2017 (monitor/participant)
Anne Blair Brown, workshop, 2016 (monitor/ participant)
Catherine Gill, workshop, 2014 (monitor/participant)
Kerstin Engman, Classes/Critiques 2014 - present
Elayne Dubin, Classes 2006 - 2009