"Be it PEN or BRUSH, my CALLING as an artist
is to be a VOICE for OPTIMISM."
Laura Loving’s paintings cultivate a space of 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. Microsoft hired Laura to create a temporary mural on the sidewalks of Union Square to promote a Katy Perry concert. Citi commissioned her to create branded art for Global Citizen Music Festivals in New York and Washington. Bill Cunningham photographed Laura in 2010 for his On The Street column in 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. Laura was also one of 15 designers chosen by CNN to illustrate quotes by powerful women for their International Women’s Day Project. This past summer, Zoe Brand featured Laura’s art in a commercial that runs on PBS throughout 2020.
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 Bachelor 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. Full Exhibition List Here.