Ernest Lee

Ernest LeeWhen I opened the gallery and needed to come up with a logo, I pulled out a favorite I had been keeping for some time but never had the opportunity to use. I just liked the image of a chicken man. So, naturally when it came time to name the web site- Chickenman came to mind. Flash forward a little, and people kept coming in and asking to see my Chicken Man art. So, I had to tell the story...and they left.

Turns out they were referring to Ernest Lee, known to many as the Funky Chicken Man. Well, I finally got to meet him, and he is a delight. We visit a couple times a year, and I bring back a selection for the gallery so I am never in a position to say I don't have any Chicken Man art.

Ernest Lee began painting around age five. Currently he sets up his portable studio by the side of a road in Columbia, SC. When he's not there, he is attending one of the many art festivals he participates in throughout the year. He says he's painted 11,000 pieces in the last 8 years. He paints more than chickens, but they are the subject that people see and instantly recognize "Chicken Man" art.
Large, Framed & Random Sizes

Large, Framed & Random Sizes

Small Works

Small Works

The New Size

The New Size

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  • Ernest Lee 12x29 Panels OP90 GH

    I've just returned from a visit with Ernest Lee with a bunch of new pieces. Due to the number, it is most prudent for me - time wise - to photograph in groups. If you require additional photos before making a decision, please "Contact Us"

    Those of you who know the work will understand measurements vary from panel to panel, as does the quality of the board used. Sometimes you'll find small blades of grass as part of the piece - not a purposeful addition - that's what happens as Ernest Lee paints and tosses his work to dry on the ground.

    If you expect a pristine, perfectly straight and smoothly cut piece of wood, you may want to consider another artist. Just say'n.

    On this visit there were not any "standard" sizes, so I have tried to group the pieces. The average size in this group is 12" wide and 29" to 30" long. If the exact size is important to you, please contact us and we will measure the piece that interests you. Both on thick wood.

    OP90H is SOLD

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