Lee H Ellison


16 Surrey Drive, Durham, CT 06422


Lee received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of William & Mary, where he concentrated in sculpture studying under Carl Rosenberg. He then went on to medical school in Boston followed by two years as a Peace Corps physician in Malawi. He spent the bulk of his professional career as  a cardiac surgeon, specializing in children's heart surgery.

Lee continued to sculpt both during and after leaving his surgical practice. He spent three years teaching anatomy at Medical University of the Americas in the Caribbean. His understanding of anatomy has been of paramount importance in sculpting both human and animal forms.

"I am blessed with a family that loves the sea. My wife and  trained in celestial navigation with Don Treworgy at Mystic Seaport, This allowed us to embarked on a 25,000 mile odyssey with our young children, taking us to Bermuda and on to the Caribbean and ultimately the South Pacific aboard our sailing vessel Promise".

Since his return to the US in 2008, Lee has been actively involved at the Guilford Art Center where he has worked with Darrell Petit, working extensively in Stony Creek Granite. Lee is an Elected Artist of the Lyme Art Association, in Old Lyme, CT. He  has done portrait and figure sculpture as well representative sculptures in granite. Lee's sculptures focus on the relationship of the individuals depicted within his sculpture (Mother and child, mother and calf, adult and fledgling great horned owl, cat and implied mouse). The implied relationship gives the stone a life of it's own.