Artist & Photographer

About Lee Tucker

Dr Johns CD Cover by Lee Tucker
Dr. Johns Album Cover

Also on the international scene, Tucker has album, cassette and CD covers to his credit. Such illustrations include, at right, Dr. John's & Chris Bar-bar's On A mardi Gras Day, and below, New Orleans on Parade.

New Orleans Parade Album Cover by Lee Tucker
New Orleans Parade Album Cover

Lee specializes in representational art. Also a studio portrait artist, his commissions over the years include painting portraits of retiring Louisiana Criminal Court Justices.

Pirates Alley by Lee Tucker
Pirate's Alley Cat, photograph available in sepia & blk/wht

Tucker's been tapped by architects and interior designers across the U.S.  to provide promotional photography, sketches, renderings and painting for five-star properties of such fortune 500 companies as Harrahs, Holiday Inns and the Sheratons.

French Market by Lee Tucker
The New Orleans French Market
Acrylic on Canvas

Tucker uses canvas and camera to express his vision. his focus moves adroitly, primarily between the urban mystique of cities in the Deep South, the pastoral grace of the Appalachians and the moments of elegance between people, no matter their station in life, no matter the settings in which he captures them.

Through innovative use of light and color, reflection and shadow, Tucker captures soul in the commonplace, communicating soft, ethereal visions of the hard-edged world around him.

Breaking Mist by Lee Tucker
Breaking Mist, photo also available in Black & White

Winner of the 2003 New Orleans Mayor's Arts Award for his artistic as well as his civic work, Lee has, over the years, contributed his time and talents to historic preservation and to arts programs for inner-city children. He's served as board member for new Orleans children's Arts Programs, as president and board member for Friends of J exackson Square, and as advisor to the board and board member for French Quarter Citizens for Preservation. In North Carolina, Tucker was a member of the Toe River Arts Council and Yancey County's Chamber of Commerce.

Paddlewheel Natchez by Lee Tucker
Paddlewheel Natchez at New Orleans Dock
Acrylic on Canvas 24"x30"

A St. Louis native, Lee has a BFA in painting from Missouri State University. He has a studio in the historic Upper Pontalba (open by appointment) and displays and paints at Jackson Square on St. Peter St. Be sure to include a leisurely visit to the Square in the heart of the Vieux Carre when you come to New Orleans. /p>

Artist of Accomplishments

This is a sampling of commercially commissioned work by Lee Tucker

Mobil Oil Hard Hat art


America West Airlines Magazine

for jackets and covers of internationally distributed media merchandise and publications, such as

created Krewe of Court 2023 poster
  • signature member of New Orleans Academy of Fine Art