Known as a painter in the abstract expressionist style in his early career (1957-1966), Lee returned to the canvas with a startling exhibition of new paintings in 2014, called [the series] One through Nine. "There are moments of great intensity in the early paintings, much in the Hoffman manner, but almost nothing like the encompassing luminosity suffusing One through Nine."

     --Randal Davis, Lee Kelly: One through Nine (Leland Iron Works Press, 2015).

 
Five Oil on canvas, 2014, 24" x 24"

Five

Oil on canvas, 2014, 24" x 24"

 
Six Oil on canvas, 2014, 24" x 24"

Six

Oil on canvas, 2014, 24" x 24"

One Oil on canvas, 2014, 68" x 60"

One

Oil on canvas, 2014, 68" x 60"

 
Two Oil on canvas, 2014, 68" x 60"

Two

Oil on canvas, 2014, 68" x 60"