About Page Lee
Page Lee Hufty is a woman of diverse talents. But Art and Politics are her two abiding passions. The young Political Science major at Stanford University was invited to exhibit one of her early watercolor efforts in a show celebrating the dedication of a campus building. To her surprise, she won first prize and the professor judging the show bought the painting!
A distinguished career in art was born.
Page Lee grew up in two diverse worlds: she moved easily between the exhilarating political scene in Washington D.C. and the breezy, tranquil gentility of Palm Beach, Florida.
Page Lee's personality is reflected in her art. Her work is vibrant and alive, bold and bright. Her watercolor landscapes and floral paintings exude the grace and optimism of the artist herself. Not only are the eye-catching images full of high-spirited energy, but they are paintings of enormous decorative and fine art appeal. Her portraits of favorite pets capture the hearts of their owners, while her more architectural works grace many a home and clubhouse wall.
Today, having gained an international reputation as a fine watercolorist, Page Lee's works hang in over a hundred notable collections.
Her paintings can be found in Embassies and collections around the world, including those of King Hussein of Jordan, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, C.I.A. Director Richard Helms, Iranian Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, Senator John Warner. As well as many corporate collections including the Quaker Oats Co., Gould Corporation, Lone Star Gas.
She has had 2 one-man shows in Washington, DC, 2 one-man shows in Palm Beach, FL, 1 one-man show in Nantucket, MA and 1 one-man show in the Walter Paepke Gallery at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO
Millie Wolff, reviewing Page Lee's latest watercolor show in Palm Beach, said, "She creates art that captures the beauty of the world. It tugs at your heart with memories, or delights you with fresh perceptions. Hers is art of simplicity and joy."
Of her own work, she says, "I want to share the joy I find in the world around me. "
Page Lee Hufty's body of work stands as eloquent testimony that she has indeed met the challenge of reaching our emotions.
Page Lee Bell was one of the original five founders of the Earth Day Movement. She is a director of The Society of The Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida, and also a Lifetime Fellow of the Aspen Institute. In addition, she is a member of the National Board of the Best Friends Foundation, a group promoting high moral values among young people. And, she is a member of the Young America's Foundation's Reagan Ranch board of directors. This group promotes conservative values among college students. Finally, Page Lee is a former member of the board of The Hoover Institution of Stanford University, an internationally recognized think tank. Truly, Page Lee is a woman of many passions and many talents.