Featured Artist

We proudly participate in the Ballard Art Walk and feature the work of local artists.

Join us every second Saturday of every month. Mingle with the Artist and enjoy a little wine and cheese. 



Laura Van Horne



Laura Van Horne is a mixed-media artist who works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, paper and textiles.  She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994.  She has her MA in Speech Pathology, and has studied acrylic and encaustic painting at Pratt Fine Art Center.

Since childhood, Laura has been passionate about art. When she is not creating on canvas, she is creating in her head.  Her body of work includes a wide range of styles and mediums.  Many of her pieces are mixed media and include found organic objects, textiles, pages from books, or items from flea markets.

Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art shows over the past 15 years.  She presently paints and teaches out of Gray Sky Gallery, her Seattle studio/gallery space.

Artist Statement

I create art because I have to.  I am driven by curiosity and gather inspiration from a variety of places:  nature, photography, humor, and everyday objects.  I enjoy many styles of painting and use a variety of mediums and materials.  I love mixed media for that reason.

My abstract ink and resin paintings have evolved from years of experimentation with an elixir of inks, pigments, paints, resins used on different substrates.  It is a meditative process and the result appears organic in nature.  This series appears scientific to me.  I see many things such as geodes, human cells, irises, and orbs in the work.