Lanecia A. Rouse Tinsley
I am an abstract artist based in Houston, TX, a place I have come to call home. My work includes photography, painting, teaching + speaking. I mostly work with encaustic wax, oils, cold wax, pastels, acrylic + 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 memory of places I've visited + the life 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.
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 + workshop booking requests, contact me HERE.