James Lavadour


I've been fortunate enough to have run into James Lavadour's work in assorted places in the Northwest, and the "J.M.W. Turner of the Northwest" is an apt description. One of my absolute favorite contemporary Northwest artists, and I hadn't realized until now the Rauschenberg influence. (And I should have. I'm someone who once treasured a Rauschenberg umbrella from the Guggenheim.)

Speaking of absolute favorite contemporary Northwest artists... Between Lavadour and Terry Turrell, the Grover/Thurston has been on a hot streak lately.