A native of Minnesota, Lee Stroncek arrived at his painting career as many others have: the spark of adolescent creativity is kindled and nurtured by parental support, hard work and determination.

Stroncek’s lifelong obsession with natural history and the outdoor experience led him to begin his formal education with a study of wildlife and fisheries biology at the Universities of Montana and Alaska. However, desiring to express himself creatively, Stroncek continued his studies at Colorado State University focusing on fine art.

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