YES. LAUREN MCPHAIL R.

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Color is vital. Color is what makes the work relatable through feelings, associations, or just pleasurable. Color is playful, creates tricks to the mind, and manipulates the emotions. 

It allows me to be raw, to work with the medium. A medium that was used by old masters and now for post modern imagery. As I open myself up to what the medium is going to do, or produce, it can lead me no where but where it is suppose to be. Where I want it to be. The start of the painting is before the canvas is built and begins at the thoughtful sketch. Creating the piece is to harmonize the moment with the medium. 

The tools have to work together to create and image that satisfies both. In a world where we have computers, graphic designers, and educational tools to tell us how to create this “flawless” image(s), I aim to create images that translates graphically well but has an obvious “artist’s hand”. 

"Being creative is, it seems, a drug, a passion that drives them onwards. It is also a capability of all people, did we but know." 


ABOUT.

I ATTENDED SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN GEORGETOWN TEXAS WITH A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AND MINOR IN STUDIO ART. BLACKS AND GREYS ARE MY DAILY WEAR AND ALL MY COLOR DECISIONS ARE ON THE CANVAS. I LIVE IN...NEAR AUSTIN...WITH MY SPORTS-INCLINED HUSBAND, TWO CATS, AND DOG. I AM OPEN TO COMMISSIONS, I WILL PAINT YOUR LOGO ON SOMETHING, AND GIVE THE BEST HUGS.


EXHIBITIONS

2011    Lauren McPhail: Old and New, Dynamic Bodyworks, Austin             Texas

2011    Sparkle Horse, Quacks Bakery, Austin Texas

2010   When Colors Reveal the World, Dominican Joe's, Austin                    Texas

2008   Senior Show, The Sarofim Fine Arts Building, Georgetown Texas

 

East Austin Studio Tour, EAST

2009, 2010, 2011    E.A.S.T., Art Post, Austin Texas

2015     E.A.S.T.,Abby Mandel Burnham Studio, Austin Texas

2016 E.A.S.T., Cement Loop, Austin Texas

     

Others

Cianfrani’s Coffee Shop,      Georgetown Texas, Big Art Show, The Parlor, Austin Texas, Austin Art      Garage, Austin Texas

press

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/local/11810-Fundraisers-Aim-to-Help-Haiti

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/international/Area-benefits-for-Haiti-victims