Meet our Featured Spa Eir Artists
Jana Downing, a Seattle-based traditional fine artist, graphic designer/creative director and amateur photographer. After having spent the last 15+ years focusing primarily on my graphic design/creative direction career, I recently returned to painting after my life was jolted by an unexpected cancer diagnosis. That caused me to reevaluate the priorities in my life, realizing that I have a gift that I had been ignoring. It also woke me up to the beauty around, soaking up and cherishing every moment, and leaving me with a desire to use my gift to relay that beauty to others through my art.
Lewis LaBrashe, For 20+ years, Lewis owned LaBrashe' Gallery of Seattle, and wore many hats-designer, curator, and artist-largely working with textiles, custom designing hand-woven wool and silk Tibetan rugs. When Lewis decided to retire he chose to devote more of his time to fine art. Lewis' long-time hobby was photography. You would often find him either at the Seattle or Edmonds waterfront capturing the beauty of the sunsets. "Once I realized I could not recreate that which was already perfect, I decided to work with the colors within." Starting with acrylics, Lewis wanted to maintain a fluidity to the overall design. This gave a very natural organic feeling to the piece. The goal was to give a relaxing peacefulness to the viewer and to soften the overall texture of a given space. Please stop into SPA EIR to view these creations up close.
Vicki Todd, Ed.D, is the author of a visual memoir, Unstuck: One Heroine’s Journey of Art and the Courage to Live on Purpose. She is the host of Unstuck JOY! The Art of Living on Purpose radio show on TransformationTalkRadio.com, where she encourages listeners to create their path to soul clarity through Art Visioning. Vicki is an inspirational speaker and spreads the message that living your life's Purpose - using the gifts you were given at birth to make the world brighter - leads to a more joyous and fulfilling life. Vicki teaches “Paint Your True Selfie Portrait” and “Artist Heroine Memoir Cards” art workshops designed to help women identify and cultivate their True Self and life Purpose. You may purchase Vicki's visual diary portraits on her website, http://vickiworldart.com. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about speaking engagements and art workshops.