Inspired by creation and reminiscent of impressionism, Laura’s paintings and color palette are deeply influenced by the works of Claude Monet. Land, sky and waterscapes are favored subject matter with a strong emphasis on light and reflection. She seeks to create balanced compositions that suggest a feeling of serenity and the stilling of time as she works from her own photography and imagination. Various brushes and palette knives are used to carefully place color and create texture to achieve movement in each piece. Final images often evolve over the course of the painting and after laying an initial foundation and subsequent layers of color.
Drawing upon her background in floral design and her love of flowers, Laura has most recently been exploring painting florals. Her desire is to capture the timeless beauty of flowers from a non-traditional perspective, as a bride would gaze upon her bouquet or as one would pause to look down to observe the beauty of a garden rose. In her most recent floral work, Laura’s intent is that the observer see the beauty and fragility of the flower as a metaphor for life and the personal growth process.
Upon completing her concentration in oil painting in Florence, Italy, Laura graduated with honors from Auburn University with a BFA in Studio Art. She lived for brief stints in Europe, Asia, and in Tanzania, Africa where she taught art classes to school children prior to her return to Birmingham, Alabama in 2001. She and her husband, Will, have been married for 14 years and are raising their two children a short distance from the home where she grew up.
Laura’s work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Birmingham Magazine, The Cottage Journal, Birmingham Home & Garden, The Cottage Journal and the hardbound book Cottage Style - A Palette of White. She is represented by the Grand Bohemian Gallery in Mountain Brook, Alabama; Liz Lane Gallery, Homewood, AL; and G. Grace Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee; Rivers Spencer Showroom, New Orleans and is currently accepting commissions.