Have been deaf since birth. Attended Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. Attended National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, then the University of North Alabama, awarded BFA. Awarded M.F.A. painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Have been practice as making color and medium from raw materials to create into Fine Arts for 40 years.
My years of experience in traveling throughout the world guide my inspiration about the value of color, which changes every hour as everyday. My perception of color is the value of the primary colors changing into varieties of colors as “Meditation Myth”. High or strong colors which define outline and strong contrast are both incorporated into my own style of painting. I am drawn to follow the value of nature’s colors as they change from sunrise to sunset. This requires the employment of homemade paint from dust to create my vision of art. Will participate a group exhibition, “World Heard by Soul” with other 112 deaf artists from the world in St. Petersburg, Russia September 2013.
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, Texas Solmny Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
MFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York BFA, Studio Art, University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama