Lee Dunholter

ONE WAY : Kalidascope series 24X36 acrylic/canvas

Artist Statement

Attracted to the bright colors and bold graphics designed to capture the attention of the fairgoers and lure them to the concessions stands, Lee uses complex lines, planes, and colors in a style he calls “realistic impressions” conveying an instant sense of recognition and fun for the viewer.Working from photographs, Dunholter’s studio process starts with drawing and image composition in preparation for painting. Incorporating his early training in mechanical engineering and commercial art, Lee creates images powerful in detail and packed with vivid colors and crisp graphics reflecting his impressions of the caravans and arcades dotting the Midway.


2015 Ewing Award Winner


Lee Dunholter, Professor Emeritus, Franklin Pierce University began working on this series of paintings upon his retirement from teaching. A former scenic designer for the Peterborough Players and the New Hampshire Dance Institute, Lee also designed interactive exhibits for the World Room at the former Keene Children’s Museum. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Franklin Pierce College, and Harvard University, Dunholter also attended the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Banff School of Fine Arts. His paintings can be found in collections in California and Washington DC.

Contact Information

15 Lookout Hill
Peterborough, NH 03458

Telephone: 603-398-3332

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