During the first 13 years of his life, Lee Truman moved with his family from one construction site to another so that he had 75 addresses that covered the mountains, deserts, beaches and valleys of California. Then the family settled in the San Fernando Valley when it was largely unpopulated. These experiences are reflected in his landscape paintings, showing an empathy with the land itself. After forty years as a United Methodist pastor, Lee's retirement years are filled with restoring antique automobiles, filling canvases with beautiful scenery, and experimenting with various wood working projects. His lifelong interest in the Civil War continues as does his love of all history.