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Lee James Pantas, originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, has lived in Fairview, North Carolina since 1989. He has a Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Vermont, and has worked as a research scientist, military officer, lecturer, parapsychologist, marketing director, realtor, painter and illustrator in Vermont, Georgia, Korea, Brazil, Colorado, Connecticut and North Carolina. He is the author and illustrator of two books, “The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains and Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Mr. Pantas is also known for his elegant, highly detailed pen & ink drawings, and imaginative visionary and fantasy paintings. His work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and locally in Blue Spiral 1, Broadway Arts and Seven Sisters Gallery, among others, and is found in many private and public collections. He has recently completed a ten-year project of fantasy coral reef paintings (Liza’s Reef) aimed at raising awareness of the environmental issues facing our oceans. He is also well known as a track & field coach for AC Reynolds High School in Asheville NC.

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