Artist of the Month
Lauren Marcott (for Feb. 2018)
Lauren Marcott is a watercolor artist who lived around the world before settling in Arlington. She has sketched since she could hold a pencil, but took up watercolor when she retired ten years ago because of the way it holds light, its transparency, its resistance to control, and its sheer joy of the unexpected. She uses representational watercolor to show the inner light of an object—a building, a landscape, a person. She is always exploring ways to put her individual stamp on paintings using color, composition, and shape. She is currently working on a series reflecting the beauty of solitude—as in this painting of a quiet walk in an autumn wood. Her works brighten homes and offices from Utah to Michigan, from Massachusetts to Georgia, and overseas. In addition to the Alliance, she is a member of the Gallery Underground and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.