Lee Ann Dodson
"As a child growing up in the Ozarks I used to construct rain houses out of scraps of lumber, cardboard, branches, whatever - so when the rain began I could stay outside, semi-dry and revel in the primal joy of water, wood, rocks, trees, earth, light. This is why I paint." This is no understatement about Lee Ann's connection to nature through all of her senses. The loose, abstract quality of her brush marks contradicts teh super-realistic impression of her landscape paintings.