As a child, Lee was at one with the countryside. Brought up in an old Northamptonshire farmhouse, he was never happier than when filling notebooks with observations of flowers studies, animal skulls and other natural objects. The countryside was the inspiration for a lifelong love affair with the natural world.
As soon as he could, Lee eft school and qualified as a welder. This enabled him to save enough to travel the world. With his trusty sketchbook in hand, he explored Papua New Guinea, Africa, Australia, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, China and Thailand. The life of travelling kept Lee busy and happy until, aged 24,when he guessed it was time to take his art seriously and started his degree in Fine Art. Until then, he had no knowledge of art or artists. and will be forever grateful to the tutors at Kettering Art College for taking him on, with the only evidence of talent being his sketchbook.
By now, there was no stopping Lee. At college, he painted, painted and painted some more. In a world dominated by conceptual art, he was determined to plough his own furrow.
From Kettering, Lee moved on to Cheltenham College of Art and gained a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and History. He devoted his studies to diligently studying the techniques of the old masters. Lee also spent endless hours and days refining his art in the Cotswold landscape. Eventually, he found a gallery to exhibit and sell his work, and from there, Lee Burrows' career took off.
Lee's studio is in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Upper Harlestone. Lee's work is exhibited at galleries throughout the UK, Europe and America. You’ll also see his paintings in private, corporate and museum collections throughout the world.
Commissions are the lifeblood of Lee's work. He loves working with clients to create something that they will cherish and treasure for years to come before handing it down to the next generation. After all, history gives us countless instances of paintings passed down centuries ago as family heirlooms being as good today as the day they were painted.