Lanecia A. Rouse Tinsley
I am a creative based in Houston, TX & my work includes photography, painting, mixed media, teaching, writing & speaking.
Studio D at Hardy & Nance Streets Studios is where my creativity often blooms. Most days you will find me there sipping on a cup of coffee with music playing as I create work that reflects what life has revealed to me about healing, freedom, and beauty found in everyday experiences. Acrylics, pastels, charcoal, paper, and encaustic wax are my mediums of choice.
I am currently in partnership with Holy Family HTX serving as their Artist-In-Residnece. Click HERE to learn more about that partnership.
Life has taught me that we all have creative potential and the need to encounter beauty. As an artist, I believe my call is to create opportunities for people to encounter beauty through the work of my hands & the spaces I cultivate for them to tap into their creativity. It is an absolutely delight to create art that draws people into spaces of vulnerability, hope, complexity and freedom.
I am incredibly thankful for the privilege to do this work and for the community partners, supporters, and buyers who help me live this wild and precious life wholeheartedly.
More Than A Profession:
The Story of How LAR Art Studio Was Born
Video Created & Produced by The Work of the People
I am a published photographer and devotional writer. My most recent project was as a contributing writer for SENT: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas, an Advent book for 2015 with the United Methodist Publishing House. I facilitate creativity workshops locally and globally that spark the imagination and empower the creative flow of each participant, regardless of her or his artistic skills or experience.
I was featured in Volume 2 of Trouve Magazine.
I have a professional background in Art & Spirituality, Contemplative Photography, Theology and Local/Global Missions, and Project Management. March 2011-2014 I was the Project Manager of The Art Project, Houston, a therapeutic art and economic empowerment project of the Bread of Life, Inc. in downtown Houston. It was during my work with The Art Project, Houston that I began to fully embrace my creative potential and discovered my love for helping others do the same.
A 2003 graduate of Duke University Divinity School (MDiv) and 2000 graduate of Wofford College (BA in Sociology), I am a speaker who has the ability to explore, with compassion, honesty, clarity and grace, topics of faith, creativity, community, identity, missions, and healing. I am a storyteller who inspires others to think and embrace practices that will help them "live and love well."
I am available for commission art work, documentary and event photography, and speaking and workshop leadership upon request.
For speaking and workshop booking requests, click HERE.