New Paintings by Laura Waller
PRESS RELEASE: January 2, 2015, Tampa, Florida. Clayton Galleries at 4105 South MacDill Avenue, will be featuring the paintings of local artist Laura Waller in her inaugural exhibition at the gallery titled: “The Working Waterfront: Port Tampa Bay — New Paintings by Laura Waller” January 23 – March 7, 2015. There will be an opening reception to meet the artist on Friday, January 23rd, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The new series of twenty five oil paintings explores the raw, industrial side of Tampa’s waterfront through her up-close, painterly portrayal of the ships in the Port. “The Port is closed to the public, but with resolve I was able to gain access and an escort to tour the dockyards and other sites. I explored each channel by power boat, photo documenting the ships from a water level perspective. Since I find worn, aged surfaces and humble objects beautiful, the Port’s rusty, gritty shapes provide a fascinating subject to explore,” Waller explained.
Waller currently paints full time, dividing her schedule between Maine and Tampa studios. For thirty years she was a certified financial planner, but throughout her career continued to paint and study independently with many prestigious artists in Arizona, Florida and Maine.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call: (813) 832-3753 or write to: [email protected]
Top Island No. 2, 2014, Oil on linen, 20 x 24 inches
Lacanau, 2014, Oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches