Landscape is a recurring theme in my prints. There are days when the lure of nature beckons me out of the studio. A rendezvous begins in the merging and interactions of the unexpected forces found in nature–when landscape elements compose before me in their collision of undulating patterns and textures. I prefer drawing on site and other times photographing. Through renderings the image gradually evolves capturing a fleeting moment. Back in the studio compositional drawings are worked out keeping in mind that the image will print in reverse, a mirror image. Printmaking has proven to be a very satisfying way for me to explore the complexities of the natural world. I am inspired by the physicality of printmaking; creating rich layers and surface textures through the processes. My intention is to focus and immerse into my surroundings whilst implementing my printmaking skills. It is my hope that my work will evolve–like life; finding place and sense of direction.
Born near the shores of Lake MI., Lee Ann currently teaches at Muskegon Community College and owns Norris Creek Printmaking Studio. She earned a MFA in printmaking, is a member of the Boston Printmakers, Society of American Graphic Artists, Nautilus signature member of the International Experimental Artists Society. Leads workshops in various printmaking processes and bookbinding.