Andrea K Lawson - Portals to Enchantment
Andrea was born in California where she began her love of outdoor painting. After receiving her MFA from Parsons New School Design, New York, she returned to the west coast where she paints overlooking the Puget Sound Bay. The coastal light and colors of sea and sky inform her current oil paintings.
She is a graduate of the Artist Trust Edge Program and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her pen and ink illustration for Little Women won an Honorable Mention from Tomie dePaola.
Her vibrant paintings have been exhibited internationally.
Andrea’s fine art awards include: King County Arts Commission, Art Port Townsend, The Helena Rubenstein Foundation and Gilroy Scholarship from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her art is found in international collections including Cape Museum of Fine Art, Dennis, Massachusetts, study archives at Ronnebaeksholm Arts & Culture Centre in Denmark and Jefferson Museum of Art and History in Port Townsend.
New York artist, instructor and critic, Carla Aurich writes of Lawson’s landscapes:
“The expressive building and scraping of paint becomes a witness to time and explores weather patterns and atmospheric conditions of a single moment… a portal to an enchanted environment...we are summoned through the portal into a lush landscape to engage with the wonders of the natural world.”
Join us at Artwalk on Saturday, August 5 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Andrea K. Lawson's show will be at the Bishop Gallery through the month of August. You are cordially invited to attend Port Townsend's First Saturdays Artwalk to meet Andrea, view her work and perhaps make a purchase.
Please visit Andrea's website at www.andreaklawson.com