|Born||Arnold Lee Bivens
Statesville, North Carolina
|Known for||Oil painting|
|Notable work||Spirit of the Raptor (F-22)|
Lee Bivens became a full-time professional artist at the age of 18 and is realism painter known for "captur[ing] more than the camera's eye in his paintings". During his 26-year art career, Bivens spent his extra time racing motorcycles and educating himself on the film industry. Today, Bivens operates an independent film studio, Bivens Studios Inc. In Sept. 2011, he completed his first feature film, Evolution Creek, and submitted it for consideration to the Sundance Film Festival. He has also been published in Motorcyclist magazine as an expert. Lee is an official United States Air Force artist and created the "Spirit of the Raptor (F-22)".
- "Russel Rules". American Motorcyclist. American Motorcyclist Assoc. 52 (3): 124. March 1998. ISSN 0277-9358. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- Diane R. Steep (March 10, 1994). "Artist captures athletes at height of their game". The Atlanta Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- "Triumph's Daytona 675 Works As Good As It Looks". Motorcyclist Magazine. Source Interlink Media. 49. June 2006. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- "Blivens, Arnold L". THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ART COLLECTION. Retrieved June 15, 2011.