Meet a Sonoma County Artist: Lauri Luck
Among the abundance of inspiring settings of Sonoma County, the Russian River provides the motion of water, magnitude of trees, plays of light and shadow and, in the case of much of the work by local artist, Lauri Luck, a backdrop for dogs in her playful, colorful paintings.
Lauri kindly took a moment to share some thoughts with Sonoma Insider. Here are her answers to our "Five Questions."
1. What do you do? Describe your art.
I am a figure painter and I work with acrylic on paper. I basically paint what is around me every day and in that way dogs are my primary subject as are the settings in which they inhabit — my studio, home and the woods and beaches of our life on the river. Both interior and exterior settings are filled with the light, color and pattern that are also primary elements in my work.
2. Where can we see your art?
You can find my work in several different places.
Renga Gallery in Sebastopol will soon be representing my sculptures.
James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery at 6th and Bryant Streets in San Francisco has represented me for many years and has several of my paintings. I am also featured on the website — www.jamessnidlefinearts.com.
My work is often featured in The Bark magazine. It can be found at local newsstands or online at thebark.com/content/magazine.
I also participate in Sonoma County's open studio tour in October.
But the best place to find my work is to Come Get Pie-Eyed at my studio every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.! When folks stop by they can see work in progress, as well as finished work too, while they enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea and some fine homemade southern pies — can’t get Pie-Eyed without pie! My studio is right behind Renga Gallery at 2371 Gravenstein Highway South, Sebastopol.
3. What inspires you?
4. How does being in Sonoma County affect your art?
For me life in Sonoma County is life on the Russian River. So much of my work is drawn from living in the big trees by the river — I love it here.
5. What else should we know about you? Your art?
I have also just begun to explore sculpture. These little scenes feature my dog Dot and are made out of cut up and painted cardboard boxes.
2371 Gravenstein Hwy South
(Right behind Renga Gallery)