Lanecia A. Rouse Tinsley
I am an abstract painter, photographer, workshop leader + speaker based in Houston, TX. I mostly work with acrylic, encaustic wax, oils, cold wax, pastels + paper collage on canvas + wood.
Studio D at Hardy & Nance Streets Studios is where my creativity blooms. I love to travel + that love often works its way into my work.
I create work that draws upon my travels-- the life, palettes, textures + stories I discovered there. My work also explores the "negative spaces" in life--those times of ambiguity + uncertainty, silence + mystery through subtle textures, color, markings + layers to create a history within the work.
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.
I am currently in partnership with Holy Family HTX as their Artist-In-Residnece. Learn more about this partnership HERE.
Aside from current shows, you can view my work every 3rd Saturday at the Hardy + Nance Streets Open Studios + follow my process on Instagram.
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I am a multidisciplinary artist who specializes in abstract expressionism. My portfolio also includes a range of work in photography, painting, teaching, writing, and speaking.
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.
In addition t0 my work through LAR Art Studio, I contract with Holy Family HTX as their Artist-In-Residence; works with projectCURATE as Spiritual Director and Consultant for the Arts; and is Co-founder/Co-Creative Director of ImagiNoir Group, an international alliance and think-tank of black activists, artists, writers, scholars and educators.
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 + workshop booking requests, contact me HERE.
Photography by Lacie Brawner
Lanecia Rouse Tinsley
Lanecia Rouse Tinsley