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High on a jungle hillside, overlooking the bay and the town of

      Puerto Vallarta is the home and studio of the artist Lee Chapman
      (aka Lencho) that he shares with his wife Nancy and their 2 dogs.
       Their house is filled with paintings, antiques, and colorful M exi-

           can folk-art from their gallery “Puerco Azul” (the Blue Pig).



      Lee is originally from Los Angeles where he directed TV commer-
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           cials for cars, soaps, toys, and various junk-foods. In 1992 he
       moved to M exico to fulfill his dream of being an artist. His work

     has been strongly influenced by the people, color, music and folk-
      lore of M exico (and also the many dogs, cats, pigs, and burros in

         his neighborhood). This “folklorico” style is signed Lencho, his
       M exican “apodo” or nickname. His more realistic style is signed
                            with his ith his “gringo” name, Lee Chapman.
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       His images have been licensed and reproduced as prints, calen-

       dars, greeting-cards, and decorative items sold in stores such as
        Pier1, Aaron Bros., JC Penny, Kohl’s and Ross. He has illustrated
       many children’s picture books for various publishers in the USA,

       some co-written with his wife Nancy. Over the years his whimsi-
        cal paintings have been shown in Puerto Vallarta galleries and

       other cities throughout M exico. His work is represented in many
           private collections both in M exico and the US including the
                        M useum of Latin American Art in California






















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