Mr. Rue started his career as a lighting designer after gaining
experience with noted Bay Area designers and companies and
became a member of Illuminating Engineering Society of North
America since 1992 and later joined associate member of AIA.
Through the use of extensive engineering and artistic lighting
design expertise, creative custom lumiaire design skills and a
wide range of products, his projects reflected and enhanced the
attractiveness of the space to their ultimate values of
architecture inside and out. He received Thunen Scholarships
and the Recognition of Achievements from IESNA in the lighting
industry. He also taught many years of art, design and lighting
techniques in FIDM, San Francisco campus, Academy of Art
University and UC Berkeley Extension.

Lee Rue's figurative oil paintings combine realistic basics with  
colors, strokes and light that can also be found from some of the
impressionists' palettes. Besides, Mr. Rue's paintings also
include a thin touch of fine oriental elements that makes his
style in a lovely mythical way.

Lee Rue is the current associate members of Oil Painters of
America and American Impressionist Society.
Lee Rue's Paintings
After finished with a MFA degree in Interior Architecture and
Design from Academy of Art University, San Francisco in
1998, Lee Rue has been working on his art and designs ever
since. He's fulfilling his child dreams as an artist from his
family tradition. Although he spent most of his time worked
on lighting designs and other works, his passions using the
brushes to create his own unique style oil paintings is
stronger than ever...
Live model painting at Oil
Painters of America's Wet
Paint event.
Live model painting at RS Hanna Gallery,
Fredericksburg, Texas
Painting was accepted by
2020 American Academy
of Equine Art juried
exhibition. It was shown
at Aiken Center for Arts in
Aiken, SC
This painting was
accepted by 2020
American Academy of
Equine Art juried
exhibition. It was shown
at Aiken Center for Arts in
Aiken, SC