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Terry is a Seattle native who studied photography in the 1990s and subsequently refined her visual and conceptual style through studio classes. In 2002, she received her doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Washington. Today, Dr. Richardson works predominately with mixed-painting mediums, including encaustics, resin, oil and acrylics. With a focus on deconstruction, transformation, and the recycling of materials, her artworks are a visual reconstruction of everyday materials. Influenced by microbiology and with an intentional engagement of the sense of touch, the finished works create a textural and symbolic presence of the virtually unrecognizable material contained within. Artist at Gray Sky Gallery.
Corrie LaVelle has been passionate about art, design and style her entire life. The proof is in the numerous stories her parents will tell any willing ear about her creative formative years. Her childhood was marked with a flair for theatrics, inedible creative food concoctions in the kitchen, a quirky sense of style, cutting her own hair, painting the walls of her bedroom, and an unabashed passion for the band Menudo.
After a lifelong interest in the arts, Corrie began to paint full time at the suggestion and mentoring of a fellow artist friend in 2013. Through the
encouragement and exploration of various media and techniques as soul therapy, Corrie was given a vehicle for her passion and reclaimed her unorthodox early love of art. What started as a hobby quickly evolved into a shared studio space and gallery in Seattle with three other artists. Finding herself in need of more space, Corrie recently moved her studio to the vibrant International District of Seattle to work as an Artist in Residence at Seattle Art Source and Plank and Grain.
Working mainly in encaustic, Corrie often thinks of the medium as an expression of her personality: fluid, constantly changing, temporary and pliable. About her work, Corrie says, “at the start of each piece I see nothing but a blank canvas. Stroke by stroke, bits of my life begin to appear. Emotions, experiences, thoughts. One by one they start to collect onto the panel, until a story is created. When I’m working on a piece, the exterior of my life blurs and my soul
moves into focus. I see myself in every painting. When I finally add heat to the wax, the edges soften, layers are revealed, and I am constantly reminded how beautifully complex life is.”
I create art because I have to. I am driven by curiosity and gather inspiration from a variety of places: nature, photography, humor, and everyday objects. I enjoy many styles of painting and use a variety of challenging, innovative mediums and materials to create art.
My abstract ink and resin paintings have evolved from years of experimentation with an elixir of inks, pigments, paints, and resin used on different substrates. It is a meditative process and the result appears organic in nature. This series appears scientific to me. I see many things such as geodes, human cells, irises, and orbs in the work.
Laura Van Horne is a mixed-media artist who works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, paper and textiles. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994. She studied acrylic and encaustic painting at Pratt Fine Art Center, in Seattle, WA. Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art shows over the past 15 years. She presently paints and teaches out of Gray Sky Gallery, her Seattle studio/gallery space.
You can see more of Laura’s work at:
Gray Sky Gallery- call (206)913-3242 for an appointment
Feb 8th through May 8th @ Taste Restaurant in the Seattle Art Museum
January 1st through February 4th @ Geraldines in Columbia City
January 8th through March 31st @ Couch in Ballard