“Painting is like composing music, it comes from the same place”- Lee Oskar.
ICONIC ARTIST BRINGS LAVENDER BACK TO THE FARMERS WHO GROW IT!What happens when a famous blues/rock musician creates art on canvas? An extension of the same vision, creativity and insight needed to create music that lasts for decades translates beautifully onto canvas. Writers, actors, musicians have created visual art for centuries as an extension of their artistic gifts…and this musician is a gifted member of this group.The natural beauty of all his many travels spanning from coast to coast and around the world constantly inspires Lee. His recent acrylic on canvas series explores the relationships between strong contrasts and vivid colors with tonal backgrounds. His paintings capture an almost photographic quality of realism. The juxtaposition of these powerfully contrasting natural elements are stunning and arresting, inviting a prolonged engagement with the viewer.
Lee Oskar is famously known as the manufacturer of the Lee Oskar harmonica and one of the original founding members of the Latin, soul, funk band who composed, recorded and performed numerous top ten chart hits including "Low Rider," “Cisco Kid," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "Slipping Into Darkness", and many more. Lee Oskar still creates and performs music on stage as well as expressing himself with acrylics on canvas.
For the first time in his long and creative career, Lee has offered to showcase his stunning painting, “Lavender Fields Forever” to the delight of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association to use for the 2013 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. “Lavender Fields Forever” brings his vision of lavender back to the farmers who grow it. The art will be featured on the Faire poster, marketing materials and on the sportswear collection, representing the spirit of the 2013 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire.
Lee has been very generous in his support of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association through “Dreams We Share.” “Dreams We Share” is an innovative endeavor envisioned by Lee Oskar. By making available for purchase Giclee’s of his original paintings, his project advances awareness and raises funds for local charities.