Gallery 1

All original works - no reproductions or prints!

All prices include US shipping. 


Lee Fritch's watercolor  "West Virginia Hills" has been accepted in the third annual Paint America-Mini 50 competition.  Paint America is a non-profit organization formed to support and promote artists and the visual arts at the state and national levels. (This is a regrouping of the former National Arts for the Parks organization). 

The accepted 50 paintings will be touring several galleries throughout the USA for up to two years. There will also be a printed show catalog and a website displaying the paintings.  More information about the participating galleries and shows can be accessed at

09.018     Colliery 6

11x19 image (16x24 matted), Shrink wrapped over foam core, $250

09.020       Coaling Station

11x19 image (16x24 matted), Shrink wrapped over foam core, $270

09.011    Bear Rocks Summer

11x14 img. / matted to 16 x 20 / shrink-wrapped over foamcore. $165

09.010    Three Water Forms

11x17 img./17x22 gold metal frame  $250

#05.025 Dancers of Guadalajara

Original watercolor, 13 x 26 image (20 x 32 matted in white), shrink wrapped over foam core

We visited Mexico in 2005…down into the interior which provides a much better impression of the country than the border towns.  Friendly and industrious people, clean cities and towns, festive surroundings .  We want to go back.  One evening these girls danced for us on the roof top garden of our hotel.  What energy…and I tried to capture that in this painting.

"Death Valley Derelict"

9" x 15" image, 14" x 19" matted and shrink wrapped. 

In March 2006 we were hiking off-trail in Death Valley, Cal. and came across this skeleton of a very old truck, probably 1928 vintage.  It is near where the Borax exhibit is located.  Just begged to be the studio from a photo.

“Lassen Volcanic Park”

$325 matted / shrinkwrapped over foam core

$450 in a wood frame

The artist and his wife visited Lassen National Park in September 2000 to paint and hike for several days. Mount Lassen erupted a la Mount St. Helens back in 1915 and is located about 60 miles due east of Redding, California.  This is a studio painting from reference photos and sketches made on the trip. It shows the mountain as seen from Lake Manzanita.

 This painting was a finalist in the top 200 at the prestigious National Arts for the Parks show in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2001.  It also won the Springston Award of merit at the West Virginia Watercolor Society Aqueous 2002 exhibition.

09.002 - San Carlos Dunes

11 x 17 image (16 x 22 matted in white)

$150 matted and shrink-wrapped over foam board, ready for framing.

This very nice beach is in north western Mexico on the Gulf of California, near Guaymas. We visited this beach at the end of our two week tour of Mexico which also included the famous and spectacular Copper Canyon. This is a studio painting from my photo references taken while on-site.

85.001 - “Some Have It Tougher than Others”

Original watercolor collage, 18 x 18 image, 24 x 24 matted, shrink wrapped over foam core ready for framing.  Free shipping in continental USA.

Price $175

 This work is an allegory about life and how various types of people react to life’s troubles and trials.  Full story told on the back of the painting.

00.056 - "After the Catch"

 10 x 14 image (16 x 20 matted)  transparent watercolor on Strathmore Aquarius II paper. White matting (acid free backing), shrink-wrapped over foam core. Shipping free to continental USA

Our trip to Greece in 1998 began with a short stay in Athens, then on to several small fishing villages. One  was delightful and quaint Karystos on the eastern coast. The main downtown street fronted on the area where working boats pulled up with their catch and harbored there for the night.  Subject matter abounded for many paintings like this studio piece from my own reference photo.  I could not resist the bright red-orange of the boat contrasted against the cool blue water.  Eye-candy!

  In Oct. 2005 this won an award of merit at the Foothills Art Festival in Ohio. 

07.012 - "Lonesome Pine"             

Watercolor,  Image size 18 x 22, Matted 23 x 27

Price framed in light natural wood $750, just matted $675

07.011 - “Colorful Canaan”

Original watercolor, 10 x 14 image, 16 x 20 matted in white and clear wrapped over foam core ready to frame.

Price $195

04.037 - “Cedar Breaks Nat’l Monument

7” x 13” image painted on location at 10,450 feet in this park in September 2004. Transparent watercolor on  200 lb. Saunders-Waterford  paper.  Matted to 12 x 18  in white and shrink-wrapped over foam core. Free shipping in continental USA.

Price: $125 matted

97.058 - “Sunny Buttes”

Original watercolor 13 x 19 image (18 x 24 matted) shrink wrapped over foam core, ready for framing.. This scene is from Arches National Park.

The painting won the "Golden Sable" award at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts.

04.041 - Valley of Fire”

10” x 14’ image done on location in this Nevada State Park an hours drive from Las Vegas. Executed in September 2004. Transparent watercolor on 140 lb. Lanaquarelle paper.  Unmatted with crisp ½  inch white border, or matted to 16 x 20 in white and shrink-wrapped over foam core. Free shipping in continental USA.

Price: $95 unmatted/ $125 matted