Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present the work of Lee Hood in the Director’s Gallery for the month of June. Lee Hood is a local artist known for both his paintings and his process for painting, painting en plein air. Craven Arts Council will host a reception during the June ArtWalk from 5 – 8 pm on Friday, June 11th. Lee Hood grew up in Eastern North Carolina off the Pamlico Sound. From an early age, Hood took art classes and then started his career in the army. Through opportunities in the military, he took art lessons from Dr. Alexander at Central Texas College in 1990’s. Hood returned to downtown New Bern and began en plein air paintings of the streetscapes documenting the architecture. Lee Hood has not only painted en plein air in New Bern, but also in Haiti. He currently operates a studio at 321 Middle Street on the second floor above Cow Café, where paints his own works and offers painting instruction and group art parties. Hood also does reproductions of his own work and reproduces other artists paintings as well.