Andrea K Lawson
Fine Art, Painting, Illustration and Children's Books


Brain Beauty, Beauty Brain; Olympic Peninsula, Port Hadlock artist Andrea Lawson's innovative submission, has won the Sno-Isle Library’s public art competition. The work, consisting of nine acrylic painted panels arranged on a background grid, will be a permanent installation in the Camano Island Library's Reading Room. The work will be installed this autumn, exact date in September/October to be determined. The Sno-Isle Libraries call for art specified a hanging work with a scientific theme.

The accompanying photos represent the working study for Brain Beauty, Beauty Brain. The final version will vary somewhat from these images.
Lawson's energetic and vibrant painted panels represent different aspects, parts and views of the brain seen at different levels of magnification, including the microscopic. The images created in her expressive painting style will have an abstract feel. On closer view the gestural paintings describe various functions of the brain inspired by scientific exploration and brain imagery such as glial cells, potassium ions, a dendrite spine, hippocampus, neocortex, the retina and transmission of neurons on the molecular level. After exploring several scientific fields for inspiration, Lawson chose to concentrate on the brain. The brain controls our cognitive processes, our physical movements and even our memories. On another level, it relates to the library, reading and brain development. Our brains give us the ability to think at a high level and to create which distinguishes us as human beings.

July Bouquet, oil on canvas by Andrea K. Lawson

Northwind Art in the Library connecting art and the community opening reception 6:30 pm at the Port Townsend Library, Port Townsend WA.

Art in the Library: In a special program connecting the Northwind Arts Center with the community, Andrea will be included in a show of five local artists invited to participate in the upcoming Northwind Port Townsend Public Library’s Art in the Library Exhibit. A selection of Andrea’s pastels, oils and acrylics will be shown upstairs in the Reading room. The Port Townsend Library is located at 1220 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend.

Opening Reception is June 10, 6:30 PM on view through October 7, 2016.

Open 9-5 Pm at the Uptown Dental April 13-July 14

Stop in to view Art by Andrea K. Lawson.

New Landscapes and Toothbrush Party!

Uptown Dental Clinic

642 Harrison Street,

Port Townsend


My art show at PIppa's Real Tea has been cancelled at the last minute. Happy Holidays and please stayed tuned for my next show!

(posted on 16 May 2015)

Pets on Parade a Multimedia Exhibit opening Friday August 7th 2015.

Whimsical works on paper by Andrea K. Lawson joined by an exciting group of painters, illustrators and sculptors.

on view at The Island Gallery in Bainbridge , 400 Winslow Way, Bainbridge, Washington 98110. Opening with the artists Friday August 7, 2015

Opening 6-8 PM exhibit on view through August, 2015

Anne Pell Jazz Trio in Concert on the Plaza

phone: 206-780-9500

Stay tuned for title and details but coming in August whimsical show of drawings and illustrations by Andrea and mystery other artist, opening August 7, 2015.

Meanwhile come into the gallery for her small landscapes, perfectly fit on even the smallest wall and amazing crafts and furniture by a variety of artists!

The Island Gallery is located on Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, WA.

SCBWI Illustrator Exhibit

The show will be up through January 18, 2015!

Come Saturday for refreshments, art making and fun!

If you are in Port Townsend Washington, please stop in and view my landscape painting show at Max Grover's Gallery!

Open M-F, 1:30-5:30 PM
at 630 Water St. Port Townsend, WA. 98368

(posted on 8 Mar 2014)

Edge of Day Catalog featuring 12 paintings from my my Edge of Day landscape series and a new essay by Carla Aurich is available for $20 at the Max Grover Gallery in Port Townsend, WA or by mail. Contact me through this website and I can send you one!

(posted on 25 Jan 2014)

Andrea K. Lawson's new landscape paintings exhibit, Edge of Day will be on view at the

Max Grover Gallery Port Townsend, Washington through the month of March, 2014

"Informed by keen observation and playful imagination, Lawson’s process is firmly rooted in the formal language of painting. The forceful expressive brushwork and charged hues of skillfully placed color create a portal into an enchanted world, a momentary glimpse into the very moments of creation".

Carla Aurich

Visual Artist

Professor Studio Arts

Yeshiva University, NYC

Please join the artist at the First Saturday Gallery Walk, Saturday, March 1st, 5-8 PM.

Max Grover Gallery is located at 630 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Find Max Grover Gallery and more information on Facebook! Max Grover Gallery

or Andrea's Blog Land of Flying Bunnies

older events items...