Lea K. Tawd,
Mixed Media Artist

My paintings celebrate women and motherhood.

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I seek out the beauty in every woman and use that vision to create mixed media art. The finished pieces are a Utopian vision of inner beauty manifested; they serve as a reminder to take care of yourself, to find moments of peace, kindness, and self-love. I often paint directly on wood, so the wood grains help to inform the finished piece. ~~~~~ I graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking in 2002. Many years and lots of hard work later, I now spend much of my time painting and crafting in my home studio in Portland, Oregon. I spend the rest of my time raising a teenager and a toddler, hula hooping, picking tomatoes from my garden, and trying to get a good night's sleep.

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Lea working on "Storyteller" in her Portland Studio


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