Enjoy the “Looking Up” series below, inspired by the giant sequoia forests and other forest hikes.

Walking in the woods beneath green summer trees or evergreens gives me a feeling of joy and peacefulness, of being a small part of something tremendously beautiful, and all being right in the world. The light of the forest floats down through the trees. The fresh smells of plants and earth fill the clean air. I can hear birdsong, my own feet snapping twigs, and small animals rustling leaves on the ground. I’m fascinated by the dramatic angles of tall trees zooming up into the sky.

This series is born of my lifelong love of trees, and my aim is to transport the viewer into the peaceful and magical realm of the forest.

Artist Cedar Lee working in the studio
Artist Cedar Lee working in the studio
Cedar Lee studio
Artist with her painting Autumn’s Meridian. 72″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © Cedar Lee 2013
Cedar Lee studio
Artist in the studio with Kaleidoscopic Forest. 48" x 48", Oil on Wood, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Artist in the studio with Kaleidoscopic Forest. 48″ x 48″, Oil on Wood, © 2017 Cedar Lee