About the Artist


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Laura is a working studio artist with an extensive international exhibition record and numerous awards. Her mixed media and fiber art work is held in international public, private and corporate collections.

After completing an M.F.A. in Painting (Ohio University, 1990) she began to integrate her love of fabric and thread with her approach to drawing and painting. Her images explore the textures and rhythms of details from the landscape, often interwoven with eccentric grids. These days she is expanding into working with found line, using natural objects as her medium, instead of simply her inspiration.

In addition to Public Art Projects, Percent For Art Commissions, and gallery exhibitions, Laura teaches Internationally for conferences, guilds, shops and private groups. She juries and judges for fiber exhibits, all media shows and quilt shows. In 2008 she was honored to be one of the Juror/Judges for the International Bead Museum's first juried show.

Nominated for Professional Quilter’s Teacher of the Year, 2004, 2006, and 2009, she is known as a nurturing and inspiring facilitator who offers highly personalized instruction. She is also a Creativity Coach and works with private clients: writers, musicians and visual artists.
In 1998-99 she was honored with a Montana Arts Council Fellowship in Visual Arts, Mixed Media.

Artist Statement

Marks left by time and the elements fascinate me. I am obsessed with the idea that time in its abstract sense is reflected in diverse and seemingly opposite ways. Manipulating cloth, paint and surface allows me to explore formal and conceptual issues and to find unexpected metaphors in the process.

Read her resume here.