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A Happy Artist in Gotham City (The Loving Manifesto)

A Happy Artist in Gotham City (The Loving Manifesto)

  You don’t last long in Manhattan without being serious about something. It can be just about anything; fashion, theater, politics or even singing in your underwear in Times Square.  Declaring yourself as the artist of happy in a city famous for anything but may seem like a crazy thing to do.  However, here it goes. I am Laura Loving, I live in New York City and I make happy art. When I was younger, I hated people referring to my paintings as happy. The Happy moniker felt dismissive.  It’...

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Laura in Group Show at Greene County Council on the Arts

Laura in Group Show at Greene County Council on the Arts

Catskill, NY - GCCA Presents a New Exhibition on the Art of Storytelling, Featuring Burton C. Bell’s Graphic Novel “The Industrialist” Calendar Entry: Greene County Council on the Arts’ “Words and Images: the Art of Storytelling” Exhibition. April 23 through June 4, 2016. Opening Reception, Saturday April 23, 5-7 p.m. GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Gallery Hours: M-F 10-5, Sat. 12-5. FREE, www.greenearts.org, 518-943-3400. The Greene County Council on the Arts is proud to...

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Yoga Interrupted

Yoga Interrupted

The first time I tried yoga was like the opening scene of a porn movie. I was bombarded by raw flesh, exotic smells, male body parts, new physical sensations and way too much camel toe. I was 27 years old and living in Nice, France. It was 1997 and Yoga was not on every street corner like it is now. My best friend Tim was curious about it. He was always in the know about all things chic and ahead of the curve on anything having to do with your health. Tim moved through life in first class and ...

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Loving Artwork Commissioned for Global Citizen Festival

Loving Artwork Commissioned for Global Citizen Festival

Check out Laura's commission for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. The image will be used in several ways including covers for security fences surrounding the festival. Watch for it on the live broadcast of the concert on MSNBC Saturday September 26th. Details here. Do you know about the Global Citizen Project and their quest to end world poverty by 2030? Check out their site @ www.globalcitizen.org

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Georgia Peaches on French Beaches

Georgia Peaches on French Beaches

The French Riviera is full of beautiful cities with amazing history, food, art and culture.  However, while living in Nice, the most common question from my friends stateside wasn’t about Matisse, Chagall, fine dining or the Princess of Monaco.  The one topic that seemed to come up more often than not was the fact that many women go topless on the beaches in France. Women were curious because they wanted to try it and men were curious because they wanted to see it. There was also the simple fac...

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Grateful for Granddaddy

Grateful for Granddaddy

My grandfather, Furman Dee Warren, passed away shortly after midnight this past Easter Sunday. He was 93 years old. Many religions believe that only very special people pass away on a high holiday of their faith. Dee Warren was very special. He was the patriarch of our family, a warm and guiding light in our lives, we called him Granddaddy. If you knew Dee Warren - then you knew our family at its very best. His life was surrounded in love from the beginning – one of ten children.  Thinking of i...

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What is a Giclee? Talking Dogs, French People & Canvas Wall Art

The Happy Wall Art Collection features the artist’s most popular images on canvas. The printing technique used for this collection is called giclee.

A giclee (zhee-CLAY) is a high resolution reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of existing originals. These reproductions are superior to traditional lithography in nearly every way. The colors are brighter, longer lasting, and are so high-resolution that they have a virtually continuous tone. Giclee prints are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality, and desired by galleries because they so accurately reproduce the original works. HAPPY wall art on canvas are stretched on 1.5 inch wood bars and are shipped ready to hang.

Danish Dude Interviews Laura Loving

Danish Dude Interviews Laura Loving

*Danish Dude (NYC Real Estate Power House Bo Poulsen) interviews LL*  Laura and I met at an event several years ago and shared a common interest in art and design.  We recently reconnected to discuss her background, inspiration, process, favorite NYC neighborhoods, and upcoming shows. BP: You are an artist who depicts NYC through your work. When did your love for NYC begin? LL: I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA and always had my sights set on New York City. My obsession with the cultural ...

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Laura Loving Attends 40th Anniversary Harding Art Show in Nashville

Laura Loving Attends 40th Anniversary Harding Art Show in Nashville

Special thanks to everyone who visited my booth! Click the video above to get a little flavor or the show. The Harding Art show started In 1975 and has grown into one of the best and most recognized art shows in Nashville. This year featured over 70 well established artists from across the United States. I was blown away with the professionalism and hospitality of this wonderful event that is so supportive of artists. Thank you Harding!

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Lucky

Lucky

When I graduated from college, the last thing I wanted was to live in Atlanta, GA. I had spent my whole life in the peach state. With my college degree from the University of Georgia in hand, I jumped on a plane to interview for design jobs in New York City without luck. Disappointed, I returned home and took a job with a French telecommunications company. Not a likely choice for an artist, but I was twenty-one, fresh out of college and wanted out of my parents’ house. I was totally qualified. ...

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