Photo credit: Dennis Stierer 2020



Artist Statement

“An artist can work in any light with any tools.  They don’t need a specific camera with a specific lens in a specific light.  Making an image involves creating a mood where it did not exist before.  It is the job of the photographer to transform the viewer into the world of his or her choosing.  To do that, one has to possess a variety of skills. The latest tech tool or gadget can’t orient a subject. You need skill and knowledge to do that. I’ll be chasing this for the rest of my days.”


“I am fortunate to have shown my work in several area galleries, although I take great pleasure in meeting and talking to people that are interested in my art. This connection is a special one. Some patrons have been so kind as to send along a photo of my print hanging in their home. This has been an unexpected and inspiring part of my process that helps drive me to create through these challenging times.”



Work exhibited in:

Carnegie Art Center-N.Tonawanda 
Kenan Gallery-Lockport ~ WNY Artist Gallery-Buffalo ~ FlightGalleryBflo
Castellani Art Museum w/BSA-Niagara Falls 



Lee Williams is a freelance artist, taking inspiration from the history and the beauty of the area he lives in.  Born and raised in Western New York, Lee received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY at Buffalo. He is an experienced printer, having worked in the industry for over 30 years. Light, shadow, and texture are prominent elements of his work. Presently an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Western New York Artists Group. 

Lee currently lives in Lockport, NY with his wife Jennifer, and a collection of rescued dogs and cats. He is involved with the local business community in promoting the rebirth of the city, highlighting the role it has played in the history of the Erie Canal.  A large share of his work is inspired by the current restoration of the famous Flight of Five Locks. Large prints are currently on display in the city courthouse.


“ I am captivated by the beauty of our landscapes and the history that we have inherited. Being able to find interesting details in a larger composition stirs up a passion toward creating a final piece to print and share.”


“Thank you for your interest. 
Please feel free to leave a comment and/or contact me regarding prints or commissions."




Lee Williams; Locking Westward from Kenan Center on Vimeo.

08 - Lockport's Flight of Five from Low Bridge Productions on Vimeo.


Lee Williams  2022