Drawings & Painting:

 

"Drawing is like making expressive gesture with the advantage of performance." - Henri Matisse (1869-1954), French artist

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing." -Henry Moore (1898-1986), British sculptor

Drawing forms the basis of my working practice. I like to experiment with different media and see what outcomes can be achieved. Drawing is my way of thinking. It is one method of generating ideas. In my leisure time, I enjoy drawing people because I am interested in the human condition, human behaviour and psychology. I create drawings from both life, photographs and sourced imagery.

Here are some examples of some of my work (click thumbnail to enlarge; scroll down for most recent):

[Below:] Drawing Studies for The Human Landscape (2004).

The Human Landscape (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) rollerbal on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) biro on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) biro on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) ink on paper - Pui Lee Drawing Study for Human Landscape (2004) ink and watercolour on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) pencil and biro on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (Close Up) (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (Torso) (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study for The Human Landscape (torso ii) (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Study for collage: The Human Landscape (2004), chalk and charcoal on paper, 51.2cm x 127.4cm. [Below right:] The Human Landscape (2004), dotted paper collage on hardboard, 18.32cm x 62.0cm.

Study for collage: The Human Landscape (2004) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee The Human Landscape (2004) dotted paper collage on hardboard - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Untitled (2004), pencil and watercolour on paper; [Below middle:] Tree (2004), ink on paper; [Below right:] Untitled (2004), watercolour on paper.

Tree (2004) ink on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (2004) watercolour on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (2004) watercolour on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (peacock) (2005) ink and watercolour on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Untitled (bottle) (2004) biro on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) pencil and pencil crayon on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) pencil and watercolour on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) ink, wax and marker pen on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) ink and marker pen on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) wax, rollerball and watercolour on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) ink on paper; Untitled (bottle) (2004) pencil and watercolourful on paper

Untitled (bottle) (2004) biro on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) pencil and pencil crayon on paper -Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) (2004) pencil and watercolour on paper- Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) (2004) ink, wax and marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) (2004) ink and marker pen on paper- Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) (2004) rollerball, wax and watercolour on paper- Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) (2004) ink on paper- Pui Lee Untitled (bottle) (2004) pencil and watercolour on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Hand Holding Scissors (2004), pencil, tippex and rollerball on paper; [Below middle:] Untitled (man) (2004), pencil on paper; [Below right:] Untitled (Still Life) (2004), tippex, watercolour, acrylic, biro, felt tip, pencil on paper; Still Life (kettle) (2005), pencil, watercolour, acrylic, rollerball on paper; Untitled (2005) pencil, charcoal, tippex, fineliner, biro, collage on paper

Hand Holding Scissors (2004) pencil, rollerball and tippex on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (man) (2004) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Still Life (2004) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Still Life (kettle) (2004) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (2005) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee

[Below from left to right:] Sketchbook Study: She Plays with her Gameboy Advance (2004), rollerball and watercolour wash on paper; Sketchbook Study: She Plays on her Playstation (2004), rollerball and watercolour wash on paper; Sketchbook Study: She Waits with her Remote Control (2004), rollerball and watercolour wash on paper; Sketchbook Study: Sat Down (2004), rollerball and watercolour wash on paper;

Sketchbook Study (2004) rollerball and watercolour wash on paper - Pui Lee Sketchbook Study (2004) - rollerball and watercolour wash on paper - Pui Lee Sketchbook Study (2004) - rollerball and watercolour wash on paper - Pui Lee Sketchbook Study (2004) rollerball and watercolour wash on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Untitled (male) (2005) pencil on paper; Study of Seated Male (2005) mixed media on paper; Untitled (old man) (2005) pencil on paper; Life Study of Girl Drawing (2005) pencil on paper; Life Study of Girl (2005) pencil and watercolour on paper; Life Study of Girl (2005) pencil on paper

Untitled (male) (2005) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study of Seated Male (2005) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (old man) (2005) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Life Sketch (2005) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Life Study of Girl (2005) pencil and watercolour on paper - Pui Lee Life Study of Girl (2011) pencil on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Study of Ronald Searle drawing (2005) pen and ink on paper; [Below right:] Study of Ronald Searle drawing (2005) rollerball on paper;

Study of Ronald Searle drawing (2005) pen and ink on paper - Pui Lee Study of Ronald Searle drawing (2005) rollerball on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Lucy (i) (2005) pencil and watercolour on paper; Lucy (iii) (2005) rollerball and watercolour on paper; Lucy (iv) (2005) pencil and pencil crayons on paper;

Lucy i (2005) pencil and watercolour on paper- Pui Lee Lucy ii (2005) rollerball and watercolour on paper - Pui Lee Lucy (iv) (2005) - Pui Lee

[Below left to right] Untitled (improvisational drawing) (2005) chalk and charcoal on paper 5ft x 8ft; Sat Down (2005) rollerball and watercolour on paper; [Unfinished] Untitled (baby) (2005) mixed media on paper, 5ft x 7ft; Untitled (self portrait) (2005) acrylic on paper; Untitled: Random Doodles (2005) mixed media on paper; Toucan (2005) soft pastels on paper

(Untitled) (Improvisatory drawing) (2005) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Sat Down (2005) rollerball and watercolour on paper - Pui Lee [unfinished] Untitled (baby) (2005) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (self portrait) (2005) acrylic on paper - Pui Lee Random Doodles (2005) mixed media on paper Untitled (sunset at sea) (2005) watercolour on paper - Pui Lee Toucan (2005) soft pastels on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Untitled (self-portrait) (2005), whitewash drawing window installation, dimensions variable. At Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen. This particular piece was an exploration of ideas of: inside and outside, facades, interior/exterior, public/private and space/room; whilst using this as an appropriate metaphor of the self.

Untitled (self portrait) (2005) whitewash drawing window installation - Pui Lee Detail of whitewash window installation (2005) Detail of whitewash drawing window installation (2005) ii Detail of whitewash drawing window installation (2005) iii Inside view of whitewash window installation (2005) - Pui Lee

[Below left and right:] Detailed studies of the hand (2005), biro on paper, dimensions variable

Detailed Study of Hand and Wrist (2005) biro on paper - Pui Lee Detailed Study of Hand (2005) biro on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Misc. studies of the hand (2005), mixed media on paper, dimensions variable.

Study of Hand (2005) rollerball on paper - Pui Lee Study of Hand and Arm (2005) rollerball on paper - Pui Lee Studies of Hand (2005) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Study of Hand (2005) permanent marker on paper - Pui Lee Studies of Hand (2005) mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Study of Hand (2005) rollerball on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Misc. studies of parts of the body (2005), mixed media, dimensions variable.

Study of Eye (2005) - pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study of Arm (2005) -biro on paper - Pui Lee Body (2005) - biro on paper - Pui Lee Study of back of leg (2005) biro on paper - Pui Lee Studies of Knees (2005) - mixed media on paper - Pui Lee Study of Arm (2005) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Study of Male Torso (2005) pencil on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Misc. life drawing studies (2005), mixed media on paper, dimensions variable.

Quick Life Drawing Studies (2005) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life drawing (with hand) (2005) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (woman) (2005) wire drawing - Pui Lee Life Drawing Study (2005) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) pastel on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) chalk and charcoal on black paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) Life Drawing (2005) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) chalk and charcoal on paper Life Drawing (2005) charcoal and coloured chalk on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2005) charcoal and chalk on black paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Life painting studies (2006), bleach and ink on paper

Life Painting (2006) bleach and ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Painting (2006) bleach and ink on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Misc. life studies (2006), mixed media on paper, dimensions variable.

Life Painting (2006) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Painting (2006) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) charcoal on paper Life Drawing (2006) pastel and chalk on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) chalk, charcoal and pastel on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) - pastel and chalk on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) biro on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2006) pencil on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Colin the Dog Flies to the Moon (2006), magazine cuttings on paper, 29.7cm x 42 cm. [Below right:] Fish (2006), computer art on paper print-out, 15cm x 15cm.

Mr Fish (2006) computer art on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Miscellaneous Life Drawings (Woman) (2006), marker pen on paper, dimensions variable.

Life Drawing (Woman) (2006) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (Woman) (2006) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (Woman) (2006) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (Woman) (2006) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (Woman) (2006) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Moon (2006), charcoal and paper on paper, dimensions variable. [Below right:] Detail of Moon (2006)

Moon (2006) water and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Detail of Moon (2006) - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Continent (2006), charcoal and paper on paper, dimensions variable. [Below right:] Detail of Continent (2006)

Continent (2006) charcoal and water on paper - Pui Lee Detail of Continent (2006) - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Painting Studies: Van Gogh With Lipstick (2006); Cezanne with Fake Beard (2006); Girl with Blue Head-Band (2006); Retired Rockstar Wearing Fluffy Hat (2006); oil paint on board

Van Gogh with Lipstick (2006) oil paint on board - Pui Lee Cezanne With Fake Beard (2006) oil paint on board - Pui Lee Girl with Blue Head-Band (2006) oil paint on board - Pui Lee Woman with Big Shades (2006) oil paint on board Retired Rockstar Wearing Fluffy Hat (2006) - oil paint on board - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Untitled (male) (2006) charcoal on paper; Untitled (woman) (2006) chalk and charcoal on paper;

Untitled (male) (2006) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (woman) (2006) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Misc. life studies (2007), mixed media on paper, dimensions variable.

Life Drawing (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) chalk and charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) green ink on paper drawn with twig - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Untitled (bacon fat) (2007), bacon fat on foil [Below middle:] Untitled (take-away lids) i, ii, iii (2007), steam on cardboard takeaway lids. [Below right:] Untitled (cassette tape) (2007), cassette tape on paper.

Untitled (bacon fat) (2007) bacon fat on foil - Pui Lee Untitled (take-away lid) i (2007) - Pui Lee Untitled (take-away lid) ii (2007) - Pui Lee Untitled (take-away lid) iii (2007) - Pui Lee Untitled (cassette tape) (2007) cassette tape on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left:] Abyss (2007), graphite stick on paper

Abyss (2007) graphite stick on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Life Drawing Study (2007), charcoal, chalk and soot on paper

Life Drawing Study (2007) charcoal, chalk and soot on paper

[Below:] Miscellaneous drawing studies (2007), charcoal on paper

Untitled (man i) (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Untitled (man ii) (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Miscellaneous life drawings (2007), mixed media on paper

Life Drawing (2007) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) ink on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) pencil on paper Life Drawing (2007) marker pen on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) pencil on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2007) pencil on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Miscellaneous life drawings (2008), charcoal on paper

life drawing i (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing ii (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing iii (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing iv (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing v (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing vi (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing vii (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing viii (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee life drawing viiii (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Miscellaneous life drawings (2008), pen on paper

life drawing i (2008) pen on paper - Pui Lee life drawing ii (2008) pen on paper - Pui Lee life drawing iii (2008) pen on paper - Pui Lee life drawing iv (2008) pen on paper - Pui Lee life drawing vi (2008) pen on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Life drawing (2008), chalk and soot on paper

life drawing (2008) chalk and soot on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Miscellaneous drawing studies (2008), charcoal on paper

Drawing studies (eyes) (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Drawing Study (old man) (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Drawing Study (female) (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Drawing Study (man) (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Drawing Study (woman) (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee Drawing Study (man ii) (2008) charcoal on paper - Pui Lee

View of drawings on studio floor (2008)

[Below:] Miscellaneous Life Drawings (quick studies) (2009), chalk and soot on paper

Life Drawing (2009) chalk and soot on paper - Pui Lee Life Drawing (2009) chalk and soot on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Transcription of Paula Rego's "Night 2002" (2009), black fineliner, tippex and permanent marker on paper

[Below left to right:] Drawings: Transcriptions from the art of Edward Gorey (2010), fineliner on paper

[Below left to right:] Drawings: Transcriptions from the art of Edward Gorey (2010), fineliner on paper

[Below left to right:] Drawings: Transcriptions from the art of Edward Gorey (2010), fineliner on paper

unfinished!

[Below:] Drawings: Transcriptions from the art of de Chirico (2010), biro on paper

Drawings: Transcriptions from the work of de Chirico (2010) biro on paper - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Sofa (i) (2010), pencil, biro, rollerball on paper; Sofa (ii) (2010) rollerball and watercolour on paper; Sofa (iii) (2010) fineliner on paper

Sofa (i) (2010) - Pui Lee Sofa (ii) (2010) - Pui Lee Sofa (iii) (2010) - Pui Lee

[Below left to right:] Miscellaneous drawing studies (2011), pencil on paper

Untitled (2011) pencil on paper Untitled (2011) pencil on paper - Pui Lee

[Below:] Untitled (201?), acrylic on A2 canvas

[Below:] Untitled [Demonstration landscape piece for LifewithArt] (201?), acrylic on A2 canvas

[Below:] Still Life studies (201?), charcoal on A2 paper

[Below:] Dragon doodle (201?), charcoal on A3 paper

[Below:] Studies: Transcriptions from old PUNCH cartoons (2014), rollerball on A4 paper

[Below:] Doodles (2014); rollerball on A4 paper

[Below:] Animal Studies (2014), pencil on A5 paper in sketchbook

[Below left to right:] Face Study (2015): pencil on A5 paper in sketchbook; pencil on A5 paper in sketchbook

[Below:] Sketch made on-site at Big Sleep charity event in Windermere - view (Feb 2015): fineliner on A5 paper;

[Below left to right:] Doodling on the train... (2015):biro on paper; biro on paper; biro on paper; pencil on paper

[Below:] Sketching at Emily Allchurch exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery... (2015): fineliner, blue biro and green biro on paper;

[Below left to right:] Doodles before bed-time! (2015): fineliner on paper; pencil on paper; pencil on paper; pencil on paper; pencil on paper

[Below left to right:] Light Drawings of Landscape During Charity Sleep-Out Event in Windermere! (2015): photograph ...The light drawings were made using a camera and the moonlight that night.

[Below:] "The Life of Pui Lee" Illustrations Just for Fun (2015), digital art (-and drawn without graphics tablet ...LOL!)