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. ...Read More »
Laura was one of the artists featured in the CNNI Segment. Great quotes illustrated by some wonderful artists! Click above photo to watch!
Laura was chosen to create an illustration based on a Michelle Obama quote for CNN's Inspire Women Project in celebration of International Women's Day Sunday, March 8th.
CNN collected inspirational quotes by women from their audience, journalists and partners around the world to feature in the campaign. Each quote was illustrated by a female artist from different parts of the globe. Take a look at these works of art here. Follow the campaign on twitter with #Inspirewomen
Artists are people who do things. We challenge the status quo, fight for peace, and quite frankly, we sometimes change the world. This often puts us in harm’s way of unsolicited nasty criticism. After many years of putting my work out into the universe, I can quickly identify those who approach me with sincerity and respect versus those who maneuver with an agenda that has nothing to do with me -- or my art. For me, critics fall into two categories: Category 1 critics are helpful and empower ar...Read More »
A client asked me to host a studio visit for her daughter's Girl Scout troop. I said yes, of course, and rolled out the red carpet for these smart and creative young ladies from Lake Success, New York! It just so happens that right around the same time, I was in the middle of the preschool interview process here in Manhattan for my daughter, Stella. The one thing I kept hearing at open house after open house is "children learn through play". So, I decided we would play and hopefully learn som...Read More »
Entrepreneurial artist and burnt-out mommy trying to keep her businesses going, Party of One! Ugh! You know how it is when you are struggling to make ends meet and dealing with the worst case of split ends you’ve ever had. That was me in a nutshell. The adjustment to parenthood plus working part time was kicking my derrière and I needed help. About four different people suggested getting an intern. I didn’t listen at first. I have had interns before with mixed results. I once had an intern ...Read More »
A growing number of companies have chosen to enjoy Laura's art at work. Guillaume Gauthereau, CEO of Totsy, explains why he enjoys his New York office filled with Laura's work, "Laura's paintings make Totsy a happy and engaging work place. They also benefit our brand image. Visiting clients view our space as an artistic environment which nourishes creativity and innovation. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?” Marie Allen Van Mol, CEO of MAC Presents, says, "MAC Presents has Laura's work a...Read More »
Michael Klashman has been making cookies for my events for over a decade. My art and last name have inspired an entire collection of heart shaped cookies. I wish I had better photography of all his beautiful and delicious creations over the years. In addition to the cookie featured in the NY Times, there have been gingerbread hearts, dark chocolate hearts with a hot pink cursive L (a la Laverne and Shirley), elegantly decorated valentine like hearts, shortbread hearts and more! The point of the...Read More »
Click above to see images from Laura's 2012 Holiday Open Studio. //Read More »