Laura is known for her large-scale atmospheric paintings that reflect the emotional, therapeutic qualities of the sky. Her work can be found in public collections that include Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado, Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, Le Méridien Hotel in Denver, CO, Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Richemont Corporation in New York, NY and Texas State University in Round Rock, TX.
She was awarded artist residencies with the Ucross Foundation of Clearmont, Wyoming, Jentel Artist Residency Program of Banner, Wyoming, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming and the Centre d’art CAMAC in Marnay-sur-seine, France.
She has spent time painting in France, the Lesser Antilles, and the western United States. She received a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in French from Saint Mary’s College of California. Laura was born in Denver, Colorado, where she currently lives and works.
"In this hectic, fast-paced world, I search for simple moments of peace. I am infinitely intrigued by the idea of being away from it all, lost in a place of hopeful tranquility. For this reason, I am inspired to paint surreal skies viewed at higher elevations. I envision the viewer in a more peaceful dreamlike setting, away from worries and anxieties to a landscape of brilliance and promise. My paintings are places of my imagination. I find my work the most honest and authentic when I create from a feeling or an image in my mind’s eye.
This series of paintings reflects the fleeting atmospheric conditions as the sun rises or as it sets in the West. I am captivated by the few seconds when the sky becomes full of infinite color and energy. The sky is an impermanent, universal landscape, which I find extremely appealing. In my work, I am passionate about creating these passing moments in a more lasting and emotional manner."