I make paintings and works in mixed media that are about color, landscape and impressions of the natural world. Employing many layers of paint, texture and drawing, my art work reinterprets organic forms through the dual lenses of imagination and memory.
Having painted professionally for over 40 years, I have been concentrating for most of the past decade on encaustic, mid-size pieces ---- works using hot wax with oil paint, fabric and collage elements. I am fascinated by geological and floral imagery, farmers' fields, ocean currents, crop circles, and by night skies and deep space. My recent pieces, as always concerned with "what lies beneath the surface," reflect a love for textile art, often making use of fabric and wallpapers in their overall design.
I graduated from Dickinson College and Massachusetts College of Art, taught
middle and high school for years, then worked in book retail, but now I am lucky enough to paint full-time and to help my husband run Penumbra Photographs, a seasonal gallery in Edgartown, Mass. My work has been included in juried shows throughout the Northeast --
among them: at the Montserrat School of Visual Arts, The Bromfield Gallery in Boston, Artspace in New Haven, The Trout Gallery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, The Mill Gallery, the
Slater Memorial Museum, The Keyes Gallery of The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek, and The John Slade Ely House, as well as at The Field Gallery on
Martha's Vineyard. For many years I was represented by the former Greene Art Gallery
I have attended the Annual International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Mass.,
and I am so proud to be a member of the Shoreline Arts Trail and the Connecticut Women
Artists Association. Please take a look at more work at: lauriedouglasart.com