Layne Andrews

Red Button Art Studio
West Des Moines, IA

Artist Statement

I was not a painter. I was a childless, widowed, disabled veteran. Then I met a man. He suggested I try painting, but I avoided. Then I married him and began putting paint on canvases. Happy, joyful, energetic and peaceful paintings help me feel happy, joyful, energetic and sometimes peaceful.

I apply a glue and water mixture to select portions of a primed canvas. While wet, I apply acrylic house paints thinned with the glue/water, blending and shaping with paint brushes and sticks. I seal the paintings: gloss on painted areas and matte on unpainted areas. My primary subjects are flowers (some people see balloons) and planets in space.

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