My Approach:

I create two very distinctly different original portraits. My paintings are all painted with high quality acrylic paints on gallery quality 36 x 36 inch stretched and framed canvas. They are simple and complex at the same time. I use the size and colors to showcase what I believe to be their over riding personal quality. Sometimes serious, sometimes playful, sometimes reassuring, and sometimes embattled.

My graphite portraits are drawn on 16x20 Bristol/Vellum artist paper. I use a number of extremely soft artist graphite pencils to create extremely detailed textures and features. These unique portraits highlight the importance of these iconic figures.

Richard Henry Lee



Mr. Lincoln

American Legacy Art by Richard Henry Lee