Several years back I unexpectedly came across these beautiful paintings that blew my mind. I knew nothing about the artist. Was Laine Bachman a man or a woman? Young or old? I sought out any information I could find and before I knew it we were conversing online and planning to meet in person. Since that time, I have watched delicate details be transformed into fascinating stories often bound by intricate borders. A new twist on our relationships with each other and with nature represented by partial skeleton women, harpies, carnies, sea creatures, underworld dwellers, monsters, still lives studies, and doe-eyed women. Her passion for paint is contagious, but her talents do not stop there, she is also well known for her beaded creations, which are assembled with the same care and attention to detail as her paintings.
I am certainly not the only one to find Laine's work captivating. She is an annual highlight on the prestigious Sherrie Gallerie's exhibition list. Located in the Short North District of Columbus, Ohio, the gallery focuses on contemporary sculpture and art jewelry, but they have recently expanded their scope to include more 2D and mixed media works. They are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am - 6pm and Sundays from 1 -5pm. If you are not able to make it to Columbus before her show closes on February 28th, the best way to stay up to date on Laine's work is via her Facebook page. Go get inspired!