Lee Cable has dedicated 50 years to the portrayal of Nature and her creatures. His ability to present his subjects in the purest sense has made him one of the nation’s most revered wildlife artist.
Raised on a farm in Greenville, OH, Lee learned to love nature and developed a strong desire to honor Her through his paintings.
His father, Roy Cable, also an artist, recognized his son’s early artistic talent. Receiving training in design, composition and anatomy through a variety of media. Lee began to seriously hone his skill as a teenager.
Exhibiting for several decades throughout the United States and Canada, Lee has garnered numerous awards and high acclaim. He has been Featured Artist in many national art shows. Among his favorites are the Western Heritage Art Show, MT; Southeastern Wildlife Expo, SC; Original Art Showcase, Ontario, Canada; Tropics Alive Art Show, FL; Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, WA; Oklahoma Wildlife Art Show, OK; Gerrnanton Art Show, NC. He has created over 2,000 works for his collectors, galleries, art shows and museums.
In the Collectibles market one may find Lee’s popular images on commissioned artwork for the Franklin Mint, Ruger Firearms, Bradford Exchange, Leanin’ Tree, Montana Marble Co, Danbery Mint and the National Wild Turkey Federation, two state duck stamps to name but a few.
As Lee’s work grew and matured over the years, he moved from his traditional use of watercolor to gouache (opaque watercolors) and then to water -based oils as a medium. As a result he feels he is able to create a dynamic image, with more control of values and hues, a dimension that is extremely important in fine art.
For the last 15 years Lee has enjoyed painting predominantly western themes. Today he is working on a series of paintings and drawings depicting The Life & Times of Texas Icon, Charles Goodnight commissioned by Texas businessmen, James E Parkman. Currently the work done to date is enjoying a Texas Museum Tour where it is being enjoyed by the public and used to educate children on the history of Texas. For those of you who don’t know…. The popular western movie, Lonesome Dove, is based on an event in Goodnight’s life.
Sharing what he has learned, Lee is an instructor for the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, a non-profit whose core mission is providing art instruction to artists of all ages nationwide.