Lee is an award winning international Sumi-e artist (East Asian ink painting), watercolorist, and ink on handmade bark paper painter. She was awarded the New York State Regents Scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and Art Teaching Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. At New York University, she completed a Master of Arts Degree in Sculpture and Art Therapy. Her professional exhibitions span the globe from Italy, Holland, Canada, China, to a Solo Art Show at New York University, Tweed Museum of Duluth, Minnesota. She’s exhibited at the Art League Gallery of the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Va. Ward Museum National Asian Arts Exhibitionat Salisbury University, Md., along with the Hermitage and Chrysler Museums in Norfolk, Va. In 1993, she was given the honor of being a delegate in the American Cultural Exchange Delegation to China. The artist was the past president of the Peninsula Glass Guild and the Blue Heron Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America. The artist won 2nd Place in Drawing in October, 2010, at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton. Also, in October, 2010 she won the Honorable Mention Award at the Hermitage Foundation Museum in Norfolk. In 2017, Ms.Wertheimer was awarded the national prize for “Traditional Chinese Art” at the annual juried exhibition of the Sumi-e society of America. She has lectured and demonstrated East Asian Watercolor Painting on television Ch.3 and Ch.13, as well as in museums, art centers, and public schools throughout the United States. Presently, her work can be seen at the international show of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society Exhibition, at the Strathmore Mansion Museum, Bethesda, Md., the Library of congress, Washington, D.C.; Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA and the Charles H.Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA.