Lee is a native Mississippian with deep roots in her hometown of Yazoo City. Having worked in various genres, she is now focused on abstract expressionism, which provides her the freedom to experience her palette more fully. Lee has been influenced by postimpressionists, particularly Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Cezanne, and by abstract expressionists particularly works by Lee Krasner, de Kooning, Twombly and, more recently, Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci.
Lee finds great joy in interpreting thoughts, feelings and imaginations in a concentrated area and by becoming totally immersed in the beauty of what she is creating.
She stated, “I enjoy starting with an emotion, thought or vibrancy of a particular color. There is a certain excitement in not knowing a distinct path, but rather in taking a journey and letting the canvas suggest the way. I find creative power in abstract expressionism to be a link with the soul.”