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I am often inspired by the creativity of my clients and what they ask me to create for them. One of my latest commissions was for MAC Presents, an agency in Manhattan. The above piece is a result of their concept and my execution. They wanted something big and branded for their powder room. Music is their business and the inspiration for this life-size concert that brought the room to life! Over the years, I have been hired to paint New York landmarks, family portraits, country houses, favo...Read More »
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’...Read More »
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...Read More »
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 (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 ...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 »