Lee Nowell-Wilson is a representational figurative artist, currently based in Baltimore, MD. Through large scale drawings, paintings and installation, Nowell-Wilson's work explores weight, maternal elements and movement within the wrestling interaction of human relationship. Using a combination of realistically rendered figures and abstract mark making, her work incorporates humor and universal benign experiences as a way to invite connection and conversations with the viewer.
Nowell-Wilson earned her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She has participated in artist residencies with Creative Paradox in Annapolis, MD and the Street Art School in Lyon, France. Her work has exhibited in Annapolis, New York City, Italy and France, and she recently held a solo show at Project 1628 in Baltimore, MD. Traveling with her husband, Nowell-Wilson has completed murals + urban art pieces in Norway, France, Northern Ireland and Chile. In 2018, she was also featured in Maker's Magazine, Bmore Art, and the online blog "Both Mother and Artist", showcasing and discussing her work created since giving birth to her daughter. She has also been invited to speak on an artist panel about the Maternal Creative Instinct at Hamiltonian Gallery in D.C.