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About the Artist:
Lauren Richeson is a juried artist living and working in Merritt Island, Florida. She works in mosaics, mixed-media, and glass. From an early age, her interest in art was extraordinary. She was selected to participate in the National Gallery of Art�s High School Art Seminar in 1994. Lauren graduated with a B.A. Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. After two decades in the administrative professional realm, she chose to pursue artist endeavors full-time. Lauren�s work spans many medium, but she is now honed in on glass mosaics and kiln fired art glass. In 2019, she taught several art and craft workshops at the Cocoa Beach Public Library and now offers private mosaic workshops at her home studio. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the US. Her art focuses on themes of nature and color. The use of glass-on-glass techniques highlights the exploration of color as a tool to evoke emotion and portray fluidity. Her mixed-media pieces often incorporate elements like shells, wood, and stone reinforcing the focus on natural elements.
2019 Cocoa Beach Art Scavenger Hunt - Shell Storm
2020 Historic Cocoa Village, Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
2021 Arts Iliana Gallery, Mask Exhibition - Reflections of Identity
2021 Historic Cocoa Village, Summer Arts and Crafts Fair
2021 Quantum Leap Winery, Wine Label Exhibition - Summer Breeze
2021 Art Crawl, Lakeland Arts and Recreation Exhibit - Geometric Shine
2021 Contemporary Arts Gallery Online, All Abstraction Exhibition - Slice of Color - 2nd Place (Mixed Media/Sculpture)
Artist Statement:
�From an early age, my fascination with all things glass began with collecting antique bottles and sea glass. My work now is an expression of that fascination with all things glass. With �glass-on-glass� mosaics, the light transmits through glass and its varying translucence to create a constantly changing piece. It is this change that I am continually working towards with my projects. In the medium of mosaics, I enjoy the challenge of creating precise imagery using a largely imprecise process by restricting myself to using basic glass cutting tools. Photographs are often inspiration and guidance for my imagery. Cutting, selecting, and adhering each individual piece to the substrate is akin to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Focusing largely on themes of nature, I choose my subjects from my natural environment (often native animals, plants, and landscapes). There is a balance between the realistic representation of the subject and the play of color, lighting, and texture with my work. � ~ Lauren Richeson
Available for Purchase: The original, $ as well as A Reproduction of the Original 9� x 17� Mixed Media

Cape of Canaveral Lighthouse

  • Cape of Canaveral Lighthouse by Lauren Richeson showcases a nighttime sky because the launches at nearby Kennedy Space Center are so gorgeous and the lighthouse has seen many in its day. This mixed medium piece will look astonishing in any room of your home or office. Purchase 2 or more to form an remarkable collage. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house� including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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