Fine artist, Lauri Marks Kaye, enjoys wandering around Tucson in search of great coffee shops in which to take up residence to do her drawings while enjoying endless cups of coffee. She is passionately committed to straying from her schedule to entertain impromptu photoshoots with her iPhone and drum up conversations with strangers for which she uses as subjects for her drawings. Kaye’s experience over the past 21 years in Tucson, AZ is that of a unique and vibrant blend of desert life, eclectic and passionate people, fascinating history and endless opportunity.
Kaye’s quest is to use her artistic experience and journalistic passion to capture the magic of Arizona in her latest series of over 50 mixed media drawings on metal, “Tucson Portrait Stories” illuminating the people, places and events that make our community extraordinary. Kaye uses a variety of these pieces to create Story Walls in homes and businesses. Her latest works are of a new variety, vibrant and fantastical commissioned portraits of humans and their better halves, their pets!