In the Fall of 2014, I transitioned from my full-time career to pursuing my practice as an emerging artist. This transition was not intentional; instead, it was something of a serendipitous coincidence. Leading up to this transition, I struggled with postpartum depression and because of it, I returned to my love of painting and found my own figurative style. My first painting in this style, Lucy in the Yellow Dress, was done at my kitchen table. As I painted a creative energy flowed through me. It felt like a dance between myself, the water, and the paint. It was in this moment that I tapped into my intuition and started to listen to my inner voice. “Created by Heart, Painted by Soul” has become my tag line.
Since that day, I have embraced my painting and now live with a creative purpose. For myself the creative process is an experience that is spiritual ~ being in the present moment, finding the stillness within, listening to my inner voice and creating beauty. I feel most authentic when I am creating.
My figurative paintings are my own interpretations of beautiful women. These women have continued to transform as I have evolved as an artist. In the beginning these women were brave and courageous, and I believed they helped me to heal. My signature female characters can now be described as playful and intriguing women with vintage dresses, stripped stockings, fun floral patterns and everything in between.
My artistic journey is now a full-time career and I could not follow this path without the love and support of my family and friends. My husband, Kieran and two children Luke and Lincoln, make it possible for me to do what I love. And for that I am truly blessed.
If you are ever in Moose Jaw, feel free to make an appointment to view my home gallery and studio. Visitors are always welcome!
Beautiful Creations In the Studio
I love what I do and consider it my dream job. I honestly try to paint every single day, but it is not always possible.
My studio is in our home right on the main floor. Being a mom of two young boys, I love being able to work so closely to them.
Art is so much a part of me that my
studio has become my haven, my refuge, and my retreat. In times, of need it is there that I put
myself back together again. My
creativity is what holds me together and makes me whole.
Art Shows & Markets
absolutely love meeting the people that have found joy in my artwork. I
have learned that art has this amazing ability to touch our core. It
brings out emotional connections between people.
On average we do about 15 to 20 shows a year. Most of these markets are in Saskatchewan, but we have traveled to Manitoba and Alberta.
order to make it to all of these shows, I have a team of people helping
me out. Without my husband and family, this life would not be
Studio & Home Gallery
A unique opportunity to meet Laura, explore the stories behind her art, and gain insight into her creative process as well as her work environment.
call or text 306-690-6838 to set up an appointment for viewing