Welcome to my blog! My world of flying bunnies, illustration and contemporary fine art

Welcome to my blog! My world of flying bunnies,  illustration and contemporary fine art
Exploring Fine Art and Illustration while bunnies romp and fly

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Mouse Shadows come alive pencil sketches:


 Mice Dancing

Pencil on paper, by Andrea K. Lawson


 Mice Shadows

Pencil on paper by Andrea K. Lawson


Party Shadows
 Pencil on paper by Andrea K. Lawson

Sunday, December 1, 2013


It feels so good to  know that I can tap out 50K words in a month! It was great for getting ideas to flow, the writer's version of the gesture drawing!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

PiBoldMo, who can resist?

My official winner's badge. This is so fun!


I just finished thirty ideas! Yay! Ideas are fun! I am a winner of PiBoldMo. Now it remains to be seen if any of them will become books!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Turning Point Opening at Corridor Gallery in Seattle!

This was such a great time to get together with fellow Edge graduate friends from  all over the state.
Here are some shots of the opening, gallery and artwork.

Me, Andrea in front of my painting, Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance.
It was a bit dark on that wall but I heard they are putting a new light bulb in so hopefully it is now glowing with firelight!

 Colleen Sargen  kissing her sculpture

 Andrea K. Lawson, Pamela Mills, Colleen Sargen and
 Andrea K. Lawson with Firelight Dance and a snippet of  Colleens kinetic sculpture

 Pamela Mill's diamond shape painting of trees
 Colleen peeking through her turning point
Corridor from Washington Street.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Turning Point Exhibit opens this Thursday, September 5, 2013!

Turning Point  opens at the Corridor Gallery,

 Seattle Washington  through September 30, 2013

This month Artist Trust Edge 2007 Graduates will exhibit their work at the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle, WA. 

Gallery hours are Wednesday  thru Saturday  10:30-5:00 PM

You are invited to the Opening  Reception  September 5th 5-9 PM.

  Artists participating in the show are Amy Armitage, Ellen Borison, Donna-Lee Elke, Karen Hackenberg, Trish Harding, Nicolette Harrington, Linda R. Hughes, Lydia Kunnap,             Andrea Lawson, Nico Lund, Pamela Mills, Cheri O’Brien, Joyce Prigot, Colleen Sargen, Mark Skullerud, Denise Snyder and Martha Worthley.
On view: Andrea K. Lawson Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance, oil on canvas,   30 x 40"
The theme, Turning Point, refers to renewal or a transition in the artist's work. Alternately it refers to a turning point in nature or  a political or social event,  cultural or social awareness. 

About the Edge Corridor artists and what Turning Point means to them: 

Andrea Lawson www.andreaklawson.com : Inspired by music, dance and nature, my paintings are produced through a voluptuous layering of paint and vital gesture. My work is intensely process-oriented, born of my ongoing engagement with the emotion, mystery and magic of applying paint to canvas.I love oil on canvas because it is sensuous and provides deep color. I also work with drawing materials and intaglio printmaking and pastels. My Rite of  Spring series is inspired by the ballet Rite of Spring which  involves themes of life, death, rebirth and spring. Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance also conveys a feeling of primitive people or dancers around a fire which was a turning point in our human history and feels to me like a point of gathering together. The painting itself is somewhat of a new approach as I use the   elements of gesture in a very   direct method similar to  drawing.  I felt that the theme really fit with  my current painting series and I really enjoyed selecting pieces to submit to the show.    

The Artist Trust  Edge program  was inspiring and a great way to connect with other artists.  Artist Trust is  a wonderful resource.  

Joyce Prigot:

Joyce Prigot grew up and lived in the NYC area until she moved to the Pacific Northwest a decade ago. It was a difficult transition for her, trying to create a feeling of home in such a different atmosphere. She figured that if she could understand her environment around her, specifically what the cloud patterns communicated about imminent weather, she'd feel more comfortable. This is a painting from her medium sized oil paintings called her cloud series, which she painted to get a better understanding of the world around her. 

More about the artist can be found on her web site, 



 Joyce Prigot
Cumulus Congestus
oil on canvas
20 x 20 inches
Image courtesy of Larry Mansfield

  Turning Point was curated by MalPina Chan, Dayton Knipher, Katy Krantz, Lisa Pollman

Corridor Gallery is located in the Tashiro Kaplan building,

206 S. Washington Street, Seattle Washington, 98104   Corridor Gallery

Throughout  2013 Tashiro Kaplan's Corridor Gallery at 306 S. Washington St., Seattle, will exclusively showcase Artist Trust EDGE graduates.  This gallery is in the heart of the arts district in Seattle. 

Edge Corridor Gallery Facebook 


 Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.


Friday, August 23, 2013

Landscape Painting!

Inspired by our outdoor friendly weather, I would like to feature a variety of landscape paintings this month!

Here are some inspiring landscape paintings by my friend the artist, Stephen Yates. I love the abstract capturing of light and  water!

Inlet is 36 x 36"

The two Marsh paintings below are 36 x 80"


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Landscape Painting at Anderson Lake!

Yes, me painting! It was supposed to be the cloudy day but was actually very hot!

My friend Sharon Schlentner painting at the same location!


I got up at the crack of dawn to paint a pink hued sunrise but got fog!

Landscape painting is always a surprise. Here is what the sky looked like! Grey!

Morning sky from Port Hadlock, Washington, photo by A. Lawson, 9/13


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mona Art Auction is tonight!

Mona art auction is tonight in La  Conner! A chance to bid on lots of great art including my oil on canvas, Basket of Pomegranites painting.

It's an exciting event!




This is my painting in the Mona Auction. Oil on canvas.

Now sold at the auction. 

It was a fun event, I was able to attend the reception, couldn't get to the actual auction because I was watching my daughter dance.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Anniversary Rite of Spring!!!!!!!

Here are some of my paintings from my Rite of Spring Series, Happy Spring!

Rite of Spring: Iris Moon, pastel

  Rite of Spring: Fire Dancers

Rite of Spring: Bikini Dance, oil on canvas
Rite of Spring: Dance, oil on canvas


BBC article on Rite of Spring Riot

Link to BBC Article about the famous 1913 music dance riot:


Original rite of Spring choreography by Joffrey Ballet

 Today I am celebrating the Rite of Spring!

The ballet opened in Paris in 1913 during a sweltering hot evening. The music and ballet caused a riot! Stravinsky stood in the wings shouting out counts for the dancers. The original costumes were made of wool and a bit unwieldy for dancing. The dancers must have felt the heat and confusion.

 Here is the Joffrey Ballet replicating the original Njinsky  1913 choreography of the Rite of Spring in 1989.

The playwright, John Howard, my grandfather saw the Rite of Spring ballet in Paris and it influenced his cutting edge expressionist play, Roger Bloomer. He wrote the play while living in Paris. The play was  produced in New York in 1921.

Happy 100th Anniversary Rite of Spring!!!!!

I love this new version of the Rite of Spring choreographed by Pina Bausch

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bonjour! Harry Potter Cover in French is so different.

Harry Potter, French Cover

Harry Potter, Irish Cover

Harry Potter, U.S. Cover

 I like this French  cover. Got it from the Chronicle Books Blog because Taylor Norman mentioned that she is  reading it. If my french is correct, the French title  reads, Harry Potter at Wizards School.  Maybe french kids prefer books about school  to sorcerer's stones? Let me know if you have more info on this and  if indeed it is the same story.  In our house we have the book with an Irish cover. My daughter is reading Irish and I got it from her book shelf. I have not yet learned Irish and probably never will since saying "good morning" took me about a week to memorize.
It's so interesting to see the different illustration trends as they vary from country to country.