Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY, and studied painting at Bard College. His work explores the nature of paint as raw material, creator of image, and catalyst for emotional response, and is increasingly addressing the complexities of how humans see and shape their environment. Jivan's paintings have been exhibited nationally and covered in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Phoenix Home and Garden, Art Business News, and Plein Air Magazine among others. In addition to painting as much as time allows, Jivan occasionally teaches.