Artist Detail

Lauri Daughtry

Business Name: Eastern Alamance High School / Bottles & Brushes
Type of Work: Batik on Fabric, Illustrations, Acrylic Mixed Media, Collage/Assemblage

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Facebook: Lauri Daughtry and/or Bottles & Brushes

Twitter: instagram: @musingaboutart


I’m a North Carolina native and high school visual arts and pottery teacher at Eastern Alamance High School. I graduated with a BFA from ECU (Interior Design/Drawing) and have advanced certifications in Interior Design and National Board Certification in Art Ed. I own Bottles & Brushes art studio in Mebane, which I operate as a part-time venture.
I gravitate between many processes including traditional Indonesian batik, acrylic painting, illustration, and mixed media collage. I’m drawn to the process of mixed media collage because it’s fresh, playful, loose, and supremely satisfying to use multiple mediums at once, and it quite fits my personality. My work sometimes nods to historical or whimsical themes, taking on a life of its own as I assemble it. My batik work reflects themes of nature, earth, sea, and organic shapes-capturing motion suspended in a moment in time. I approach batik much as I do watercolor- and enjoy the lost wax process of it all. Many of my pieces lately resemble topographic maps with water. I enjoy gravitating between the translucent and opaque...the transient versus the here and now. Using an unlimited range of textures and mediums where there’s no limited expression of just one medium, I’m able to create-my joy and escape.

IG: @musingaboutart

Recent exhibits:
Merge, March 2018
Make.Unite.Share. Mebane, NC June 2018 (Producer & Curator)
We Art GSO, Greensboro, NC Aug 2018
50+ Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Sept 2018
Merge, Graham, NC October 2018
Life In Pieces, Solo Exhibit, Alamance Arts Council, Oct-Dec 2018
Sketch Meanderings- NC Solo Exhibit, Alamance Arts Council, April 2019
Sheets, National Juried Paper Art Exhibit, Norfolk, Va.- June 2019
Press, Graham, NC Jan-Feb 2019 via iAM North Carolina
Back to Our Roots, Textiles/Fiber Arts Show-w/ Hillsborough Artists Cooperative, June-July 2019
311 Gallery- National juried “Landscapes and Seascapes” - Raleigh-Sept 2019

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Sells Work at Red Dog Gallery