About - Laseau Studio

About

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Laseau Studio was initially founded by Paul Laseau to showcase his work in a variety of media including: painting, photography, illustration, and sketches. The Studio site now includes publications and will soon add galleries under OTHER for mobile sculptures and small three-dimensional works in other media.

Laseau Studio is dedicated to support of a community of artists, colleagues and collaborators by providing LINKS to their work and occasionally including galleries of their photos.

Paul Laseau is an artist, architect, educator, and author whose work is based on extensive travel in Europe, the Far East, Canada, and the United States. He began painting in watercolor media in 1992 on a trip to the Greek islands. He brought to painting his observation skills developed through 35 years of experience in freehand sketching, and photography of mostly architectural subjects. The intersection of nature and man-made structures continues to be the dominant focus of his paintings based on subsequent travels to the coasts of Greece, Italy, France, England, New England, and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. "I continue to be fascinated by the historical response of humans to the forces of nature– land, water, sun ... as they continue to define appropriate human habitat. I was drawn to watercolor because the medium supports a fluid, spontaneous approach to painting compatible with my temperament. While my approach to painting involves forethought or planning, there is a pleasurable flow to the work that would be ruined by extended ‘massaging’ of a painting. For me the value of painting lies more in the process than in the end result."

Paul Laseau, AIA, WSI has had paintings, drawings, and photos represented in shows by the Watercolor Society of Indiana, the Minnetrista Cultural Center, and the Red Tail Conservancy. He has exhibited at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of Arizona, Tucson, Clemson University, Gordy Fine Art, Dale Design, and Ball State University. His drawings have been included in several books including extensive illustration of Sacred Space, Beloved City: Iris Murdoch’s London by Cheryl Bove and Anne Rowe (fall/winter 2008).

Paul is professor emeritus in architecture at Ball State University with over 25 years experience teaching freehand sketching and design drawing. He is author of: Freehand Sketching; Visual Notes (with Norman Crowe); Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers; Graphic Problem Solving for Architects; and The Handbook of Architectural Representation. He has offered workshops, presentations, and exhibits on freehand sketching, design drawing, and watercolor painting at several universities in the United States and Europe.

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