Laurel paints landscapes of treasured places, sharing her joy in Central Coast light and scenes. Her work is known for rich color using traditional oils and lots of paint and for involving viewers as they recognize the scenes from their own memories while experiencing her color-filled interpretations.
Laurel grew up in a small suburb of Chicago bordering on woods and farmland, where she embraced an enormous appreciation for nature. She’s been creating art all her life and majored in art at college after which she headed west to California. She worked for a while in graphic design and was drawn back to oil painting, her real passion. She has traveled extensively and eventually put down roots in rural Arroyo Grande, CA, 20 years ago with her husband. When she’s not painting in the studio or on location, she is caring for her menagerie of birds, dogs, chickens and goats.
About her work, she says, “I paint interpretive landscapes in oils, focusing on rural, coastal and wild California. California is amazing with its unique light and variety of scenery. Everywhere I look I see a painting. I go down the road, and there are so many scenes I need to capture.” Saving these treasured places is high on her list of why she paints.
Each giclée is produced on archive fine art 17mil canvas with a two or three inch white border and signed by Laurel, the artist.
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