Terence Lee

Terence Lee was born in Portsmouth in 1944. Following a career as a Police Officer with the Hampshire Constabulary he moved home to Somerset where he is currently based. Entirely self- taught he has been painting since 1980 although a busy professional career restricted his output to the occasional commission.

On his retirement from the Police he worked with the Ministry of Defence at RNAS Yeovilton where he was invited to complete commissioned work for the Royal Navy Historic Flight in addition to many private commissions for aviation subjects. However, he is first and foremost a marine artist with an abiding passion for naval ships of the Nelson period.

He has been greatly influenced by the works of John Chancellor who he considers has set a benchmark in excellence. Since fully retiring in 2009 he has been concentrating on developing his ability to produce work which accurately portrays historical naval events. Whilst he finds his obsession for detail and technical accuracy an extremely time consuming process nevertheless it does provided an added dimension to the finished work. His efforts were rewarded this year when one of his paintings was selected for inclusion in the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London. He said, “Whilst it is an undoubted honour to receive this acknowledgement of your work it also gives me the confidence to know that I must be doing something right!”

2016 RSMA Annual Exhibition 2016, Mall Gallery
2006 EAC Awards, Mall Gallery
2015 Coastal Forces Heritage Trust, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
2010 Swordfish Heritage Trust, RNAS Yeovilton.
2009 H.M.S. President, London
2004 King Georges Fund for Sailors, London
Works in private collections throughout UK
Hampshire County Council fine art collection.
2005 Book cover Merchant Aircraft Carriers
Stanley Brand – Propagator Press, Leeds
2009 Commemorative issue of stamps “Centenary of Naval Aviation.
Montserrat Stamp Bureau. Printed by Cardon Enterprise.

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