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


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.

Open 9-5 Pm at the Uptown Dental April 13-July 27

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!

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