Norfolk-born artist Lee Madgwick was born in 1980, he studied Graphic Design at the Norwich University College of the Arts, graduating in 2003. Lee̛̛s mysterious and emotive paintings depict scenes of abandonment, seclusion and dereliction. Both his urban and rural pictures portray parts of the modern British landscape that are often overlooked by many. With an undercurrent of mischievous menace throughout, the subject matter is at once thrown into question, creating a narrative – albeit a subjective one. Who inhabits these places? What lives do they lead? What is happening or about to happen?
Lee paints on canvas in oils and acrylics – a play of light is used to generate an abundance of seemingly inexplicable moods to contrast with a brooding sky. Lee has exhibited widely in UK galleries and in art fairs in London, New York, Amsterdam, Singapore and Milan. In 2009 he won Best in Show at the Eastern Open Exhibition, King̛̛s Lynn Arts Centre, where he was also a winner of the Wyss Foundation Painting Award in 2013. He has also been selected for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2009 and 2012 and more recently was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) where he won the Woodhay Gallery Award in 2010.