Artist’s Statement

Laurie Douglas makes paintings and mixed media works that are about color, landscape and impressions of the natural world. Employing many layers of paint, texture and drawing, her art reinterprets organic forms through the dual lenses of imagination and memory.

For the past ten years, Laurie has worked primarily in encaustic (pigment permanently burned into wax). She is fascinated by geological and floral imagery, by farmers’ fields, ocean currents, and cloud patterns, and by pictures of night skies and deep space.

Her paintings, always concerned with “what lies beneath the surface,” also reflect a love for textile art. Many individual pieces make use of fabric in their overall design.

Recent abstract paintings employ alphabet and pictogram imagery to explore the nature and limitations of language.

IMAGE: Night Window, encaustic and mixed media on wood panel, 12” x 12”, $600