Why Art and Design?   


I continue to explore the ways that painting and collage evoke experience without the constraint of a linear arrangement of words. The “story” told by a painting is perceived both all at once and detail by detail. I enjoy those moments of enchantment when a vision makes it out of my head and heart and comes through my hands into a painting which invites consideration of a subject in an unexpected way.  The rhythms of line and playful arrangement of shapes and colors almost always surprise me with something unexpected and unintended.

In other media, I relax with pen and ink drawings and with charcoal and pastel portraits that require an attention to detail that I find refreshing.


I enjoy the challenge of creating clear, bold designs for books, posters and exhibits. 

 ​For information about purchasing artwork or to discuss a design project, email me at lpadgettart@gmail.com