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Laurie Douglas

Visual Artist

I make paintings and mixed media works that are about color, landscape and impressions of the natural world. I employ many layers of paint, texture and drawing, reinterpreting organic forms through the dual lenses of imagination and memory. For most of the past 10 years, I have been painting primarily in encaustic (pigment permanently burned into wax). Many individual pieces make use of fabric and wallpapers in their overall design, reflecting a love for textile art. I am fascinated by ocean currents, crop circles, and geological and floral imagery, and hope to reveal in the work what lies beneath the surface. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Fine Arts from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and studying art and literature for a year in France, I spent years teaching public middle and high school in New England and in the Bahamas. I then returned to my own education, studying at The Massachusetts College of Art with John McNamara, Jeremy Foss and Dan Kelleher and receiving the 1914 Award for Excellence in Painting and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. My paintings have been exhibited in juried shows and galleries throughout the Northeast, among them: the Montserrat School of Visual Arts, The Boston Bromfield Gallery, Artspace in New Haven, The Mill Gallery in Guilford, The Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, and The Keyes Gallery of The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek. For many years I was represented by The Greene Gallery in Guilford. I am a member of the Shoreline Arts Trail and the Connecticut Women Artists Association, and have attended the 10th Annual International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts. On Martha's Vineyard, my paintings have been shown at the Gay Head Gallery, The Field Gallery, and The Dragonfly Gallery. I have been awarded the All-Island Art Show Ruth Bogan Award and a Guilford Savings Bank Award at a Guilford Art League Annual Juried Exhibition. My paintings hang in many private collections throughout the United States.

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