Lea K. Tawd
Lea graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking in 2002. Many years and lots of hard work later, she now spends much of her time painting and crafting in her home studio in Portland. Lea seeks out the beauty in every woman and uses that vision to create unique mixed media paintings and art dolls. The finished pieces are a Utopian vision of inner beauty manifested; they serve as a reminder to take care of yourself, to find moments of peace, kindness, and self-love. She often paints directly on wood, so the wood grains help to inform the finished piece.
Lea spends the rest of her time raising a teenager and a toddler, hula hooping, gardening, and trying to get a good night's sleep.