Lee's format training began in California where he studied at the California College of Commercial Design, the City College of Los Angeles. He received a fine art degree from the California Institute of Arts. During the seventies and eighties, serigraphy became a strong medium for Lee's talent. He had the unique experience of being tutored by the famed master of printmaking, Waren Woodward.
After relocating to the Southeast, Lee began working with other leading artists and printmakers. The development, evolution, birth and growth of Lee's present style, the compelling power and uniqueness of his range of humanistic insight with which Lee lays down mixed media on each canvas has matured and he has come into his own.
His personal journey from Florida, upbringing in Southern California, traveling to exotic islands in the Caribbean, and finally moving to Atlanta have all contributed to an extremely diverse cultural experience from coast to coast