"Be it PEN or BRUSH, my CALLING as an artist
is to be a VOICE for OPTIMISM."
Laura’s paintings cultivate a space of colorful and joyful energy in every room they occupy. Her work hangs in homes and businesses around the world. Laura describes her work: “I exaggerate color and shape to create art that is humorous, alive and uplifting. The evolution of my style has its roots in American Folk and Pop Art. Having lived and worked in Nice for two years, the rich artistic heritage of the French Riviera has also had a strong effect on my work.”
Born in Charlotte and raised in Atlanta, Laura and all her southern charm have been raising the hospitality and happiness quotient of Gotham City for over 20 years. She and her daughter, Stella, reside in the West Village where studio appointments are available in person or virtually by appointment.
Laura’s exceptional work has not gone unrecognized. Her work has been featured in Saks Fifth Avenue’s Spotlight on Art and Country Living Magazine’s Fairs in Atlanta and Rhinebeck. Laura received commissions to create the artwork for the Fall Cabaret Convention of Jazz at Lincoln Center and two murals for Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in Greenwich Village. She was photographed by Bill Cunningham for his On The Street collage for the New York Times Style section.
You can find Laura’s work hanging in New & Lingwood, The New York Stock Exchange, Amazon HDQ, Dow, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, and the offices of actress Brooke Shields. Citi commissioned Laura to create branded art pieces for Global Citizen Music Festivals in New York City and Washington, D.C. Laura was also one of 15 designers chosen by CNN to illustrate quotes by powerful women for their International Women’s Day Project.
Sharing her art for the benefit of others is important to Laura. She focuses her fundraising efforts towards Education, Healthy Food Initiatives, Women’s Rights, and Cancer Research. Laura has donated art to more than 100 nonprofit organization auctions, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, T.J. Martell Foundation, New York City Public Schools, The University of Georgia and Habitat for Humanity. This year, she chose IntegrateNYC to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Find out more about their mission HERE.
Laura earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of Georgia. She has been creating and selling art for over 20 years and her quest is a lifelong pursuit. Become a collector today. Shop all of Laura’s available pieces HERE.