Current Exhibits

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About The Show

"This exhibit of artwork features a collection of oil paintings I created mostly on location, or “en plein air”, beside all types of water bodies from seas to creeks. The intent of these paintings, created on location, is always to immerse myself in the subject—no pun intended! Well actually, I have been in the water before or after painting it a few times, an exhilarating experience at waterfalls! I try to reflect deeply about what I am painting, with a listening eye in a sense, then I translate it back to you in paint. Another title for this exhibit might easily have been “Drinking Beauty”, for that is essentially what I am doing." 

About The Artist

"Matthew Lee was born in beautiful Paris France to american parents and spent most of his childhood there with occasional visits back to Mississippi to visit family. He spent many years creating plein air paintings in oils on the side while working as an architect, and now paints full time.  Website -


About The Show

"Bit and Pieces of travel, trinkets, and memories inspire my work especially my collages"

About The Artist

I have a BFA and MFA. My paintings and collages have been accepted into many regional and National exhibits. My work has been shown in Germany, Italy, New York City, Dixon Gallery, CBU, Memphis Botanic Garden and other local venues.

These monthly art exhibits are on display in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery during cafe hours. Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. We love for you to stop in and have a look even if you are not dining at the cafe! If you want to give the artist feedback don't hesitate to find the art event posting on Memphis Botanic Garden's Facebook page and post your comment. We are happy to connect you with the artist and pass your feedback along. Enjoy!

Exhibited pieces are available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds directly benefiting the garden's art, education and horticulture programs. 


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