Women Contemporary Artists: Program January 19

WCA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Monday, January 19, 2015: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sarasota Herald Tribune bldg. 1741 Main St. Sarasota FL 34236
(Board meeting 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.)

PROGRAM: JANUARY 19 — “Excuse me, do you speak muse?”

How do you communicate with your muse? This is a serious and real question for an artist – one which Laura Waller can address. The paintings in her Port Tampa Bay series are representational, but her work reaches far beyond mere observation.  They at once tell a narrative and capture a moment; they serve as landscapes and abstractions; they reveal in-depth research and delight in the mysteries of painting. In her presentation, Waller will share with us the whole story of creating the series – a story which most certainly will help each of us connect with our own muse!

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Waller received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Newcomb College and Tulane University in New Orleans. Concurrent with her studies in sociology, psychology and social work, she developed a passion for art and art history. After an eleven year career as a professional therapist, Waller became a certified financial planner and founder of the successful Waller & Wax Advisors firm in Tampa, Florida. Throughout her thirty year career in finance, she continued to paint and study independently with a number of prestigious artists in Arizona, Florida and Maine. Waller was selected in 2013, 2014 and again for 2015, for artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. Her new series will be featured in a six week solo exhibition opening January 23, 2015, titled The Working Waterfront: Port Tampa Bay, New Paintings by Laura Wallerat the Clayton Galleries, Tampa, Florida.

Laura’s website is: laurawallerart.com

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