As with most artists, I find there is a piece of myself expressed in each artwork I create. I’m attracted to colors interacting, the way light dances across surfaces, as well as the emotions a subject generates. The challenge of learning something new lures me into looking for unusual subjects, or an unusual way to express what I feel. For me the Covid threat limits traveling and getting together with others. So, I began looking for subjects closer to my home here on the peninsula. Turning to nature for inspiration, I found amazing subjects by looking out the window, in my garden, and up the road.
Allyne Lawson was born in San Francisco California, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest (Lynnwood-Edmonds). As a young adult she moved back to California when her husband’s job required the move. She received a B.A. degree in Visual Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from California State University Northridge. While living in southern California, she spent over 20 years working as a visual arts instructor. First teaching K-3, then high school (9-12) drawing, painting, design, and Advanced Placement classes. Allyne visited her mother in Sequim each summer and fell in love with its beauty. So, she and her husband retired here in 2015. Since retiring, Allyne has been able to dedicate more hours to her passion for watercolor painting.
A Few Recent Art Shows & Exhibits:
Annual Olympic Peninsula Art Association Members’ Shows, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 (People’s Choice Award -2018 First Place, 2021 Second Place)
Port Angeles Fine Art Center “Resilient & Creative,” 2021
Harbor Audiology & Hearing Solo Exhibit, 2021
North Olympic Watercolorists, 2020
NOLS Art in the Library “Ocean Art Exhibit,” 2019
City of Sequim, “Tie One On” Exhibit, 2019
Blue Whole Gallery “2-D Juried Show”, 2019