Lee Ann Billups Blevins is a native of Kenova, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University with a degree in art education in 1987. She is a retired art educator of 31 1/2 years in Cabell County, WV, a current member of Allied Artists of WV, Tri-State Arts Association of WV, and Tamarack Artisans of WV. She specializes in portraits of people and pets, but also loves painting landscapes and seascapes. Her work has been included in shows at Huntington Museum of Art, Gallery Eleven of Charleston, Grayson Gallery in Grayson, Kentucky, Parkersburg Art Center, Mathena Center in Princeton, WV, and Tamarack. She most enjoys working in oils, creating portraits that capture the true spirit of her commissioned subjects and bringing them to life on canvas. Her work is currently sold at The Jewel Art Gallery of Ashland, Kentucky.
In addition to creating art, Lee Ann has a passion for nature, travel, and adventure. In addition to kayaking, she has rappelled off the New River Gorge Bridge, snorkeled Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan. Lee Ann strives to create art that will be meaningful and thought provoking to the viewer.