Lea Wight Bio

Lea Colie Wight was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1951. She earned a BFA from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1974. In 2003, Lea discovered Studio Incamminati, an intensive Atelier founded in Philadelphia by renowned artist Nelson Shanks and entered as a student. In 2005, Lea was invited to join the teaching staff rising to become one of the lead teachers at that school. Lea periodically served as a teaching assistant Nelson Shanks at The Art Students League in New York and has served as lead instructor for various Studio Incamminati workshops as well as her own workshops. She has been awarded an Honor Award at the Portrait Society of America's national competition in 2009 and 2010 as well as a Certificate of Excellence in 2011. Her work has been featured in numerous publications. Lea maintains a studio in Manasquan, New Jersey as well as in Philadelphia.

In Print:

The Artist's Magazine, Feature Article, "Stillness and Light" April 2011

International Artist Magazine, February/March 2011

Classical Life Drawing Studio, "Lessons and teachings in the Art of Figurative Drawing"

Hardcover book - "The Art Students League of New York"

American Artist Magazine, November 2010, article "Inspiring Figures: Portraits by Women"

American Art Collector, May 2010, article "American Legacy"

International Artist Magazine, August 2010 article "The Art of Portrait"

American Artist Magazine, November 2009 "Lea Colie Wight - Painting What You See at a Glance" featured artist and cover

American Artist Drawing Magazine, Summer 2008

The Art Renewal Center web site - Ateliers

American Artist Drawing Magazine, Fall 2007