Andrea K Lawson Artist
I create colorful visual stories of woman power, nature, joy, rebirth, mystery and memory


My cousin and I were only in Chicago for a few days but it was so inspiring to see the buildings and the art. This merry go round painting is about a fun childhood feeling and about the lights glowing in the dusk

(posted on 21 Dec 2017)
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JANUARY 4 - 27, 2018

A NEW YEAR CALLS FOR NEW ART. Join us as we celebrate the work of 12 artists from across our local region with smashing new works in oils, acrylics, collage, watercolour, photography and clay. Guest artists include: Kimberly Balla, Mary Carter, Omar Chapa, Jean Gorecki, Andrea Lawson, Kelly Lyles, Mary McKelvey, Kelsey Melville, Kristin Morris, Raleigh Nowers, Georgia Quick, and Zeynep Toprakbasti.


JANUARY 13 - ARTIST RECEPTION AND TK ARTISTS' 2ND SATURDAYSOPEN STUDIOS, noon - 5:00 pm. This is the opportunity to meet and talk more in depth with our featured artists and enjoy the other open studios at your leisure.

NEW TO STUDIO 103: Studio 103 now offers painting critiques for emerging artists 1:00-3:00 p.m. every First Friday of the month. Bring a painting/drawing and learn to dialogue and self critique. Call Claudia at 206-829-9299 with questions or to make an appointment for Friday, January 1st.

STUDIO 103 is a collaboration of 5 artists-in-residence in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle's Pioneer Square. New and emerging artists are featured each month along with our resident artists Zeynep Banu AlevLorri FaltermanJoy HagenLeslie West and Claudia Zimmerman.

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HOURS: Saturdays noon - 5:00 p.m or by appointment


Pictured Above: "Fireside" by Kim Balla, Oil, Acrylic & Metallic Pigment


©2017 Studio 103 | 306 S. Washington St., Seattle, WA 98104

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Sparkle Sunset, oil on canvas,  10 x 20"
Please join me at the Bishop Victorian Hotel this Saturday August 5th, 5:30-8pm for Port Townsend Gallery Walk!
Paintings and Illustrations will be on exhibit.
Come for art and a glass of wine. The show will be on view through August.
I hope to see you there,
TwoPoppies_oil.jpgBouquet with Two Poppies, oil on canvas, 20 x 24"
(posted on 1 Apr 2017)

An Art Affair

Island Library Friends would like to invite you to celebrate the dedication of our final four pieces of art to be displayed permanently at our library. On Saturday, April 1, from 2:00 to 4:00, our notable artists, Mark and Marcus Ellinger, Andrea K. Lawson, Jim Reinhardt and Jack Archibald, will describe their artistic pieces and processes and a viewing of the art pieces will follow the celebratory program. Light refreshments will be served. Please come and enjoy this amazing art presentation at our wonderful library on Camano Island with us. Everyone is welcome.

Camano Island Library

Library Manager: David Menard
848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island, WA 98282-8770 - Directions & Bus Routes • Fax: 360-387-5170

Sunlight Bursting with Joy
oil on canvas
copyright 2015

Help stop the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Andrea K. Lawson’s exhibit, Seascape Mindscape will be on view at Pippa’s Real Tea in Port Townsend through December 31st, 2016. The show juxtaposes intimate landscapes depicting the energy of sea and sky with internal landscapes of the human brain. The brain series is painted in acrylic. The seascapes are oil on canvas.

Andrea will donate 50% of painting sales to the Standing Rock Tribe DAPL fund to help stop the Dakota Access Pipeline protecting our water and people.

This is a chance to enjoy art, support art and give to a good cause.

Pippa’s Real tea is located at 636 Water Street, Port Townsend and is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. For more information about Andrea’s art please find her at Save our water!

Summer Navy Lights
oil on canvas
copyright andreaklawson 2015

Seascape Mindscape: New Paintings by Andrea K. Lawson

Andrea K. Lawson will show Seascape Mindscape at Pippa’s Real Tea in Port Townsend, Washington November 1, 2016 through December, 2016.

MIndscape: Featured in the exhibition is Lawson’s new Brain Beauty series inspired by images of the human brain at the microscopic level.

Andrea was recently awarded a public art commission for the Sno-Isles libraries, Camano Island Library Reading Room located in our neighboring poetic farmland of Island County, Washington. The call for a science related artwork spurred her research and interest in the varied forms of our own bodies.

Andrea’s acrylic painting Brain Beauty l is the smaller version of Andrea’s Brain Beauty, Beauty Brain public art Installation. Merging art and science, Andrea has rendered her concept of brain functions, with colorful abstract gestures across nine painted panels, each representing different parts of the brain seen at different levels of magnification. At first glance the paintings look abstract expressionist, but are actually specific images of brain functions such as the neocortex, the retina, the Hippocampus, neurons and glial cells.
Advances in Scientific research and methods of imaging have gathered new visual information about the brain which controls our cognitive processes, our physical movements and even our memories. Both the organ, and the learning process itself, give us the ability to think at a high level and to create, functions which distinguish us as human beings. Andrea sees her paintings of the visual manifestation of these microscopic spaces as metaphors for intellectual metaphysical ideas as well as visual forms evolving from contemporary art history.

Seascape: Her vibrant seascapes evoking northwest landscape, water and light will also be on display. These intimate works were Inspired by local views of the Olympic Peninsula’s bays, oceans and skies. While sometimes including tiny details depicting human presence, she also captures wild sometimes abstract layers of color and light evoking the energy of nature and weather.

Andrea paints in her studio overlooking the Port Townsend Bay. She is the recipient of many awards including King County Arts Commission, The Cape Cod Art Association and the Port Townsend Arts Commission. Andrea has taught art for many years in a variety of settings including the Seattle Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Peninsula College. She received her MFA from Parsons New School of Design New York City.

Please join the artist at the Port Townsend First Saturday Gallery Walk, November 5 from 5:30-8 P.M.
Pippa’s Real Tea is located at 636 Water Street, Port Townsend and is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00 P.M.

(posted on 2 Jun 2016)

Live Auction, Saturday June 18, 5pm

Preview Party, Friday June 17th 5-9 Pm.

Andrea's oil on canvas, Coolness will be on view.

Coolness, Oil on canvas by Andrea K. Lawson

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.

in-the-library/art-in-the-library-summer-2016/ 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 21, 2016.

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