For your Sweetie January 10, 2018 18:18

Portraits and Murals by Lea K. Tawd

What are you getting your sweetie for Valentine's Day this year?  What about for yourself?  Get your self, your sweetie, or both of you in one of my paintings.  This is a truly unique and thoughtful present that you won't be able to find anywhere else. I can work in a range of sizes to fit your space and your budget.

I only have time to complete 2-3 portraits on time for the holiday, though, so contact me at right away if you're interested! 

Custom art couple in a boat by Lea K. Tawd

Not for Sale, a custom portrait of my husband and myself

We could even do something really special, like this painting that I did of my husband and myself.  It is painted on a piece of wood that he used to mold the canoe that he built.  Our heads are books so we can write little love notes to each other that become a part of the art over the years. I would love to get really creative with you!

Generations - Mother, Maiden, Crone May 23, 2017 12:14

Mother Maiden Crone Moon Painting by Lea K Tawd
"Generations (Mother, Maiden, Crone), 12 x 12" mixed media on wood by Lea K. Tawd

We hear stories of artists, especially sculptors, looking into their raw material and seeing what it wants to become.  My painting process is also very intuitive. My first step is always painting the wood grain so that it will stand out.  This is a meditative time for me, during which I begin to feel out the image that wants to exist on the wood.  After the wood grain is prepared, I often add collage elements, and then draw out the picture.  After drawing, I add more collage, paint, ink, stamping, and whatever else the piece calls for.  

This painting, however, was calling to me before I even touched it.  The wood grain was shaped in such a way that I could already see these women standing before each other.  Each of their bodies is actually a shape in the grain, just the way it was before I added the smallest drop of paint.  These are generations of women standing before each other in Time.  Grandmother, mother, daughter; daughters all.  They are also the archetypal Women, the Mother, Maiden, and Crone, standing in their feminine power and wisdom before the crescent moon, with a starry compass to guide them.

If this piece is calling to you as loudly as it called to me, you can take a closer look and purchase it HERE.