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. Palette knives are used to create texture and achieve movement in each piece.
Drawing upon her background in floral design, Laura’s love of flowers naturally led to a floral series. Her concept 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 a garden rose. Her intent is to portray the beauty and fragility of the flower as a metaphor for life and the process of personal growth.
Laura has most recently focused her creative energy towards her clay sculpture which reflects many of the same characteristics in her paintings. Texture, movement and balance are represented in three dimensional organic ceramic forms.
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. She and her husband, Will, have been married for 15 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. Her paintings and sculpture can be found in many residential and commercial projects throughout the Southeast. She sells her work through galleries and on a direct commission basis.
Commission inquiries are welcomed and pricing is available upon request. LMCartistry@outlook.com or (205) 901-3591