Laura's inspiration comes from the unexpected - the magic of uncovering form and color. She approaches her painting with a sense of movement that reflects her dance background. Laura's work is about beauty, mystery and connection.

Laura grew up in Boulder, Colorado where the arts were always part of her life. She was a performing artist, has worked in film and video, and now dedicates herself to painting. Her work has been featured throughout Colorado and internationally. She has participated in numerous juried shows and studio tours, and her paintings are part of private and institutional collections.

Artist Statement

I am an abstract painter because abstract feels free and expansive; it brings me into the moment with a sense of being unbound by reality. I scribble, paint with my fingers, and dance the paint around with brushes and squeeges, always following the movement. I scratch into paint with sticks and whatever brings texture. I use water-soluble pencil, crayon and markers to make energetic lines and through this creative process I let loose and improvise. 

 

I come from a background in dance and bodywork. For me, the act of painting and viewing the painting is a visceral experience - it’s a combination of stillness and energy. It gives me space for reflection and at times requires a leap of faith and trust, which is both scary and thrilling. Painting is a process of letting go over and over again. 

 

Making art is my journey to connect with others in a deep and meaningful way. I’m passionate about exploring different ways of perceiving which wakes up our imagination. This aliveness is what I want to share with others.

Gallery Representation

D'Art Gallery, Denver, CO

Singulart - International Online Art Gallery

Creative Framing Gallery, Louisville, CO

Earthwood Gallery, Estes Park, CO

The Creative Sanity Book Project

27 artists from 10 different countries - artist's work and their musings while in the Zone

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International Exhibit

Wenlin Art Gallery/Museum, Kunming, China - November 2018

Paintings of the American West by Women Artists promoted by

Denver-Kunming Sister City International and the Colorado China Council

 

Associations

Art Students League of Denver Juried Artist, Denver, CO

Open Studios Juried Artist, Boulder, CO

NOBO Arts, Boulder, CO

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