Photo by Jason Travis

Photo by Jason Travis

Barry Lee is an Atlanta-based artist. Or, that’s the quickest way to phrase it. As a small child, his parents plopped him in front of the vivid colors and shapes of Jim Henson’s universe projected in pixels. He didn’t sit solo in front of the family television in his small North Carolina hometown. Lee bent over a tall stack of computer paper, practicing the images he saw on the screen. He eventually made his way west, landing in Atlanta. Over time, Lee developed a unique style combining the splashy colors of an early ‘90s childhood with soft contours and watercolor washes. The characters he depicts embody an array of ducks, spanning from pop culture icons like Robin Williams and Twin Peaks mainstays to intimate, personal narratives.

Lee’s work has a friendly, approachable quality about it. This exudes through his animated color palette and gentle strokes. 

He also finds inspiration in tropicalia, beers as enjoyed outdoors on a sunny day, and drawing very early in the morning before the rest of the Internet wakes up.

Feel free to drop him a line about working together or free tacos right here.

Clients include:  

CallRail, Prototype Prime, Gusto, JWT Atlanta, Gusto, TED, Nando's, Atlanta Magazine, YikYak, Mailchimp, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Octane Coffee, The Bookhouse Pub, Mom's Sweet Shop, Little White Lies