Stained Glass artist Arvid Lee breathes intense emotions into his artwork. His work always maintains a
vigorous and spirited quality, prevailing in his goal to evoke wonder in the viewer. Often his work
combines reality with fantasy, creating a new story with each painting. His work captures an
appreciation for beauty and mystic in all of its greatest forms; nature, art, and people. He enjoys
discovering new methods and techniques of working with glass and creativity. For him, art is an
important form of self-expression. "It's about seeing the world from my perspective where it is feels
free, fun and enjoyable,” he explains.
My creativity as an artist was evident as a young child and I worked in a variety of mediums. About 20
years ago I was introduced to stained-glass and it was love at first sight. I instantly knew that it was
exactly how I wanted to express myself artistically. Stained-glass allows my creations to come alive as
the light interplays with the art and draws the viewer into a magical experience.
I am mostly a self-taught stained-glass artist and have taken a few classes along the way to sharpen my
skills. My artwork captures my heritage by expressing a myriad of themes that are afro-centric, from
traditional African themes to modern day issues that people of African descent face all over the world.
I have had the opportunity to teach stained glass and I enjoy helping others express their unique brand