Phone: (916) 208-6803
Medium: Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage, Copper, Drawing, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Murals, Painting, Pastels, Pen/Ink, Pencil, Portraiture, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable Art, and Wood
In order for an artist to grow they must be forever courageous, even willing to fail at their attempts. Only then are they pushing themselves outside the comforts of habit to discover the unexpected.
I want my work to make an instant statement. I am intrigued by shapes pushed against one anther, demanding the spotlight yet playing together as one.
To achieve this harmony of visual flow I design my own paper patterns which allow me to take shapes one step further by layering and using washes of color to bring harmony where chaos lives.
Each painting is an individual story. Words have amazing movement. All emotions that arise during the process, along with the emotional movement of each word are documented. At times throughout the process I tear up my notes/sketches regarding that particular painting and add them to my painting. I literally leave all my thoughts in each painting as to clear the path for the next plot.
Sometimes the words are visible and sometimes buried. The characters are sometimes those I know, and sometimes from my head, but, always ready to make a bold statement, whatever the story unfolds.
Music also plays an important role in my art. I love how it can set the mood for my brush stroke, or the way it makes me move through my thoughts. I love it loud too! So if you hear music coming out of my studio from across the street….know I’m in my happy place…
Art is so personal to the creator, which makes it easy to keep my thoughts intuitive as each story unfolds.
They ask, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”…I reply, “No map, only adventures, unspoken as to not miss an avenue I may not have taken if all were planned out…”
Ray Laflin and Traci Owens of Rhythm & Hues
Co-creating high-energy performance entertainment with music, art, and dance
They may open with a dance projected on a silhouette screen or be part of a living piece of art. Fog and lights may set the mood, songs will be sung, and there will definitely be painting going on. With decades of original music, art and dance between them, this dynamic award winning duo have a plethora of material to share with their audiences.
Inspiration flows between them in many different ways. Their connection with their audience in every show, whether it’s fun, happy, dramatic or introspective, allows Ray and Traci, along with their instruments, (bag of tricks), to express their passion through their music, art, and dance.
Live painting to live music…
Galleries & Affiliations: Art League of Lincoln, Auburn Old Town Gallery, Gallery IQ, Gomez Studios, High Hand Gallery, Newcastle Packing Shed Artists and Studios, North Tahoe Arts, Rocklin Fine Arts, Rocklin Hacker Lab, and The Placer Artists Gallery at Hacker Lab
Hours Of Operation
depends…or by appointment…