Lee Morais

Artist + Lee Morais

I have always been an artist, from finger painting in kindergarten, from a Master's degree to this morning, I have always had paint under my fingernails. When I attended Tulane University, I was the first male undergraduate art major at Newcomb College and was fortunate to have Hal Carney as a teacher and mentor who provided me with the example of life as an artist/teacher.

After getting an MFA at Indiana University, I taught painting and filmmaking at Michigan State, University of New Mexico, Towson University, the Maryland Institute of Art and The University of Maryland Baltimore County. I have been a teacher, painter, filmmaker, exhibit designer, and museum administrator.

The quote under my picture in my high school yearbook said: "Art is the secret to life." I believe it and have tried to live it. Art is my religion.

NEW ORLEANS 

Meet the Artists

Local art is the lifeblood of our culture and communities. We source work from hundreds of painters, muralists, sculptors, metal workers, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, and textile artists, every one of whom is part of your local community.

Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Singleton
I Wish I Knew
Catherine Walker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Catherine Walker
Saint Joseph Altar
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cheryl Anne Grace
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emma Fick
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
Old Blue Jalopy
Ron Smith Painting
SHREVEPORT
Ron Smith
Fluff
Maddie Stratton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Maddie Stratton
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne Blenker
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Paige DeVries
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Shelby Little
PIGGY BACK
Roz LeCompte Painting
BROUSSARD
Roz LeCompte
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Thomas Deaton
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kat Ryalls
Find Yourself There
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
Lovely Surprise
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flowers New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flowers
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emory Nolan
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Plated Oyster
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sarah Nelson
New Orleans Restaurant's
Connie Kittok Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connie Kittok
Oyster-rama
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Ceramic Vanity Tray
Emily Lovejoy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emily Lovejoy
Street Parade II
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nurhan Gokturk
Nightwork
Spencer Schulz Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Spencer Schulz
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Leah Morace
Dragonfly Sky
Matty Whitcomb Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Matty Whitcomb
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
NEW ORLEANS
Ember Soberman
Edison
Brent Houzenga Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brent Houzenga
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nicole Ockmond
Sundown in March
Stephen Rooney Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephen Rooney
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
NEW ORLEANS
Devin De Wulf
If we can find what we are looking for
Alanna Ali Painting
BATON ROUGE
Alanna Ali
Red Eye
Sean Clark Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Clark
Encounter
Malak Morgan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Malak Morgan
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George Dolgy
"Birds of a Feather: Cockatoo"
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Alexandra Kilburn
"River Boat"
Isabel Perez Gomez Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Isabel Perez Gomez
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Meditation #6
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristen Albrecht
Bubbles at Brunch - Fine Art PRINT
Kristy Oustalet Duke Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristy Oustalet Duke
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne McLeod
She Changes
David Lang Painting
NEW ORLEANS
David Lang
The Steppers (Step x Step)
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ceaux .
Temperatures Rising #17
claire gowdy Painting
BATON ROUGE, LA
claire gowdy
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessica Strahan
"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Backboard for "NOLA has Wiiings"
BE3K . Painting
NEW ORLEANS
BE3K .
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
Oak Tree (Red)
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connor McManus
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
The Promise
Mary Scinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Scinto
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
FOLSOM
Natalie Acquistapace
My people were fair and had sky in their hair
Johnny King Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Johnny King
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jeremy Paten
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Saegan Swanson
Bakery Village House Portrait
Hayley Roussel Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Hayley Roussel
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rise Delmar Ochsner
La ville se reveille (The city awakens)
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
NORTH SHORE
Darlene Langendonk
Portals to Anywhere
Katie Yaquinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Yaquinto
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
NEW ORLEANS
MILAGROS Collective
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Leroy Miranda Jr.
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lyla Clayre
Ritual
Virginia Candler Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Virginia Candler
ADORNED III
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
COVINGTON
Lori Sperier
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
Magnolia Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rayne Bories
Past Life
Jessie Chappuis Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessie Chappuis
"Eliza"
Brett Henderson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brett Henderson
Court Lights
Ben Hamburger Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ben Hamburger
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
Marching Band - The Tuba Player
Jason Van Pelt Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jason Van Pelt
Clifton Chenier
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lucille Anderson
Flowers from my Daughter - Print
Nancy Rowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Rowe
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
MARIGNY
Tony Hollums
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Margaux Hymel
I’ll Have Raspberries, Please.
Cathie Stuckey Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cathie Stuckey
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
NORTHSHORE
Kris Muntan
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
NORTHSHORE
Matt Litchliter
Heron in the Mist Original Painting
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Drew Cooke
NOCII Black (Medium)
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Queen Hope Parker
La Boulangerie
John Turner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
John Turner
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
MONROE
Vitus Shell
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Camille Barnes
Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Max Bernardi
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ella Albrecht
Transfiguration in Blue
Kate R. Hanrahan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kate R. Hanrahan
Serenity Series. Lillies.
Anya Lincoln Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anya Lincoln
St. Patricks Day
Charles Hoffacker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Charles Hoffacker
Louisiana Cotton Abstraction on Oil Paper II
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Kut
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Daryl D. Johnson
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
persimmons on a blue tile
Jacques Soulas Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jacques Soulas
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
NEW ORLEANS
Louise Guidry
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabrielle Tolliver
Wild Ferns, No 1
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Let’s Have Brunch When This is All Over
Nancy Lassen Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Lassen
Dr. John
Toné Lowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Toné Lowe
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
New Orleans NOT NOLA
Danielle Keys Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Danielle Keys
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