Lea K. Tawd,
Mixed Media Artist
My paintings celebrate women and motherhood.
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.