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


Featured Products

  • Ernest Lee 11x25 Dancing Chicken OP63 SOLD

    Those of you who know the work will understand that 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.

    This piece measures about 11.5" x 25" on thick board, about 3/8".

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    Ships for $12. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, and they will travel safely together, we'll credit your card the difference between the amount our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. This painting can only be combined with another similar in size. Does not ship to Canada.

    $55.00
  • Ernest Lee 38x18 Crab OP102

    Those of you who know the work will understand that 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.

    This piece measures about 38" wide x 18.25" long. On thin board.

    See All Ernest Lee small paintings
    See Ernest Lee large and specialty paintings
    See Ernest Lee New Size panels

    Ships for $14. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, and they will travel safely together, we'll credit your card the difference between the amount our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. This painting can only be combined with another similar in size.

    $135.00
  • Ernest Lee 12x30 Tree Panel OP152

    I've just returned from a visit with Ernest Lee with a bunch of new pieces. 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.

    The average size in this group is 12" wide and 29" to 30" long and on thick wood. If the exact size is important to you, please contact us and we will measure the piece that interests you. On thick wood, 3/8" thick.

    See All Ernest Lee small paintings
    See Ernest Lee large and specialty paintings
    See Ernest Lee New Size Paintings

    Ships for $13. Should you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card with the difference between what the cart will charge you (per item) automatically and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared and the amount known. Does not ship to Canada.

    $75.00
  • Ernest Lee 29x30 Chicken Head OP153

    Those of you who know the work will understand that 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.

    This piece measures about 28.5" x 30" on thick board.

    See All Ernest Lee small paintings
    See Ernest Lee large and specialty paintings

    Ships for $25. Ships alone. Does not ship to Canada.

    $250.00