JOAN LAWSON - Fine art from Texas artist Joan Lawson. Acrylic paintings, collages...

                   Fine art with a Southwestern emphasis


About the Artist

Joan Lawson expresses her love of nature in her paintings.  She finds inspiration in the natural beauty and light of the Texas Hill Country, as well as her travels in the United States and abroad. Her style ranges from realism to nonrepresentational, depending on how the subject renders itself at the time.  She enjoys painting her beautiful surroundings, but also likes to express in abstract and figurative form her interpretation of dreams and visions.  I express my relationship to the Universe through my art.  

Joan has been drawing or painting most of her life.  While raising her children and working for the FAA as an air traffic controller, she continued to paint as a hobby.  Her dream was to some day be a full-time artist.  After retiring and moving to Austin in 1992, she realized her dream by establishing Dream Catcher Art.  

Having painted for years in oils and watercolors, Joan now enjoys the flexibility of acrylics to achieve texture and depth in her work. She paints either on canvas or paper, using sponges to apply washes and textured layers. Additional texture is added by using a palette knife to build up the paint, or by collaging with papers, fibers, sand, or "found objects."  

Joan paints and gives lessons in her home studio.  She has a BA in studio art from Oklahoma City University, and has studied painting with well-known artists in the U.S. and France.  She is a founding member and current board member of the Creative Arts Society in Austin.  Her paintings are in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.  She currently shows her works in local galleries and exhibitions. Recently she has had solo shows at Lakeway City Hall, Unity Church of the Hills, and River Place Country Club.  Her work can be seen in her studio at 7744 El Dorado Drive and in various exhibit spaces throughout Central Texas.


Joan Lawson

7744 El Dorado Drive
Austin, Texas 78737
(512) 288-0574

Artwork 1998-2009 Joan Lawson
Website 2000 Cindy Blewett