She has a painting in the blockbuster movie by Marin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonard DiCaprio. Today, having gained an international reputation as a fine watercolorist, Page Lee’s works hang in over a hundred notable collections.
Her last show was at the Carlton Hobbs Gallery in New York City with Carolyne Roehm. It was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. “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.”
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.
After Stanford, she went on to study at the Corcoran Museum School of Art in Washington,DC, the Norton Museum School of Art in Palm Beach County, Florida, and The Maryand Insstitute College of Fine Arts. Then to the Atelier of Robert E. Wood, the founder of the post war era California Watercolorist Movement. Finally to apprentice with Soltan Szabo, leader of the American Lumist Watercolor Movement.
Her most admired artists are Thomas Moran, J.M.W. Turner, and John Singer Sargent.
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 an office, embassy, home or clubhouse wall.
Her dog and cat portraits have been featured by The Animal Rescue League. Her landscapes and flowers by Botanical Gardens country-wide. And has led her to a deep involvement with The Audabon International Sanctuary Golf Course Project.
Most loved are The Footprints in The Sand, know as A Moment in Time, which are the actual footprints of a person’s child, children or grandchildren put on paper and then turned into a beautiful still life of sand, and shell.
Her paintings can be found in Embassies and collections around the world, including those of the King of Jordan, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the C.I.A, the Senate. As well as many corporate collections including the Quaker Oats Co., Gould Corporation, Lone Star Gas.
Previous to the show at The Carlton Hobbs Gallery in New York City, She has one-man shows in the prestigious Walter Paepcke Gallery at the internationally famous Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO, in Washington, DC, in Palm Beach, FL, and in Nantucket, MA.
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 Hufty 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. And, she is a member of the Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch board of directors. She is head of the Art and History Committee at Bethesda-By –The-Sea. Finally, Page Lee is a former member of the board of The Hoover Institution of Stanford University, an internationally recognized think tank.
Her national press has spanned the spectrum from photos and an article in the Wall Street Journal, to the cover photo of Town And County Magazine with multiple full page spreads of her paintings in the interior and The Dossier Magazine cover with interior spreads of her paintings, especially the Balloons. Her local press goes from the Washington Post, Washington Times, The Palm Beach Post, The Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach Life, The Aspen Times, and Aspen Magazine, Quest Magazine, etc.