After a successful career in licensing and marketing, Paulette Lee turned her considerable talents to exploring fine art. Her studies with Jove Wang, Ted Goerschner, Clyde Aspevig, Ovanes Berberian and Kevin Macpherson have given her a wide range of artistic experiences from which to choose while developing her loose, expressive painting style. Studying the Russian Masters, Ilya Repin, Abram Arkhipov, and Konstantin Korovin, among others continues to inspire and influence her art.
In the April 2003 issue of Southwest Art Magazine her artistic impressions of the historic U.S. Route 66 were featured in a major article. She was selected as an artist to collect in the October 2004 Collector’s Issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Lee’s painting journey to China and Mongolia in 2001 was the subject of her article published in the prestigious California Art Club Newsletter.
Museum exhibits include juried exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of History in 2004 and 2005 and Pasadena Museum of California Art CAC Gold Medal Exhibitions in 1998, 2004, 2007 and 2008.
In 2005 through 2008 she was specially invited by a jury to be a yearly artist-in-residence at the internationally renowned Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.