“Drawings and Paintings” from Laurinda’s Art Studio & Gallery
September 28 – November 2, 2014
Laurinda Lee started making pictures with pencil, crayon and fingerpaints at about three years and has never stopped. She graduated with a B.F.A. in painting and illustration from Syracuse University, going on to work as a graphic designer and a medical/ scientific illustrator at the Smithsonian Institution. Her ultimate goal was to return to painting upon retirement, which was accomplished. Fruitful years followed at The Art League School and Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia. Her art was juried into shows there from 2001 to 2010, when she returned to Maryland.
She now has a studio at Historic Savage Mill where she paints both figurative and abstract art, as the mood strikes. For the present exhibit she has challenged herself to help visitors discover anew the changing patterns, colors, textures, and life cycles of growing things. Several of the works are based upon her photos and observations of flowers in Bavaria while on a recent vacation there. These mixed media works are often created with various papers, thin glazes of color, and ink on canvas to bring out the wonderful variety in blooms, buds, and leaves. Figurative drawings, also, have always interested her, and been an enjoyable way of trying new techniques and sharpening skills.
Laurinda has been juried into galleries in Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Northern Virginia and other local venues. Many pieces are in private collections. This will be her fifth solo show.