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CURRENT EVENTS


Lee is in the current Southwest Art Magazine, Annual Collector's Issue 2018-19, issued October 2018, for the article featuring Lee's paintings "Special Portfolio, 12 Artists, 12 Distinct Styles"


 Gallery artist's show,  Annual "Cowboys and Indians", Goldenstein Art, Sedona, AZ


Public Education exhibit about the plight of Wild Horses and Burros on our public lands. Curated by Michael Golembeski, The Wind Dancer Foundation



Lee Mitchelson is a member of Oil Painters of America, and does representational oil paintings of animals and landscape impressionism - some plein air, and some, studio paintings. Occasionally, she creates earth-element abstracts. 

Lee's larger equine paintings are represented by Goldenstein Art in Sedona, Arizona, and also directly from her Mountain Tribe Studio


Lee welcomes commission art inquiries, and has painted more than 1000 beloved pets for their owners! In fact, some of the most well-known people own her work! Robert Vavra, William Shatner, Ellen Degeneres, The James A. Michener Estate, the DuPont and Daniel C. Gainey families and Bo Derek to name just a few.

The Artist has shared her whole life with horses, dogs, cats and all manner of other creatures. Combined with an inborn artistic talent, this love evolved into a professional Fine Art career, and her work is, today, in collections in 11 countries all over the world. She won her first art award at 16! She was personally-selected by esteemed horse photographer, Robert Vavra, to illustrate two of his horse books, "The Unicorn of Kilimanjaro" and "Vavra's Horses: Ten of the World's Most Beautiful Equines". She also illustrated explorer William Wheeler Jr.'s book, "Alive in Africa", and did the cover art for "Great Moments in the Theatre".

Lee has art in the permanent collection of The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and a first edition, author and illustrator-signed volumeof Vavra's book she illustrated resides at Kentucky Horse Park.

Early in the formation of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Lee became a charter member, and was invited to be on the NMWA Regional Committee in Arizona.

Lee has dedicated her life and her art to focusing the light of compassion on all animals. The protection of companion animals and wildlife, including our wild and domestic horses and burros, is of vital importance to her. She has used her art to advocate for, and fund, animal rescue work for more than 40 years. She contributes to numerous rescue efforts from the sale of her paintings, and supports her own rescue, Star View Lifetime Sanctuary. Star View is a permanent sanctuary for over twenty senior and special-needs animals including horses, dogs, cats, and birds. It is the proverbial "soft place to fall", and the animals are protected for the balance of their lives.