Kara Lee is aBritish Columbiaartist whose art education began with working as an assistant for the restoration of very traditional art and receiving art tutoring from the art restorer and gallery owner. Subsequent to that work she attended and graduated from the Emily Carr School College of Art and Design. Post Emily Carr, Kara Lee attended and graduated from the Douglas College Recreational Therapy Program and worked in the field for a number of years.
Kara Lee’s educational and professional background made a very good fit for Kara to become involved in Gallery Gachet. At Gachet she has focused on policies and procedures, membership matters and education.
As an artist, Kara Lee’s art is essentially landscape based as she grew up in close contact with the wilderness. However, over time Kara Lee’s view of the Canadian landscape has evolved from a traditional approach to a mixed media / photographic form that encompass contemporary culture. Her personal landscape is no longer the pristine wilderness that has become iconographic of Canadian art. The landscape, that she represents is one that is indelibly marked by the activities of the people who were and are present at those locations.