Laura earned her BFA in Painting in her native United States from the State University of New York. It was here she studied with abstract expressionist Joop Sanders, friend and apprentice of Willem de Kooning, and the founder of the American Abstract Expressionism group. She also studied with Hudson River Valley artist Alex Martin, where her love of landscape painting was nurtured. The influence of her education can be seen throughout her works, with her use of bold colour and intuitive style.
Laura continued her studies earning an AAS degree in Textile Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and earned her MA Fine Art at Middlesex University, London. Laura lives and works in London, is a certified GOLDEN Artist Materials Educator and is Art Curator at Stephens House & Gardens, Finchley.
Since her early devotion to painting, Laura has been motivated by a love of nature and a fascination with paint as a material. She uses colour, texture and movement, balancing intention along with chance to create a dynamic surface. She gravitates toward the abstract in art because it allows her the freedom to interpret the world she sees through her own creative lens.
2021 - 'FREE_FLOW', Solo Exhibition, Hampstead Garden Gallery, London
2021 - ‘Crossing the Liminal’ with ArtCan, Hampstead Garden Gallery, London
2021 - 'Inspire' - Group Exhibition, D-Contemporary Gallery, London
2015-2021 - Affordable Art Fairs London, Mint Art Gallery
2019 - Society of Women Artists 158th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2018 - 'Infinite Possibilities' Solo Exhibition at 508 Kings Road Gallery, London
2017 - 'Origins', Joint Show 508 Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea, London
2017 - Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Competition, Heat 6
2016 – Group Show, Hille & Zotova Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 - ‘A Walk in the Park’, Residency & Solo Exhibition, Stephens House & Gardens, London
2015 - Square Foot Art Miami Basel, Three, Projects Gallery, Miami, Florida USA
2013-2016 - ArtsDepot Open, Apthorp Gallery, London
2013 - ‘High Viscosity’ Residency & Solo Exhibition, DegreeArt Gallery, London
2012 - 'Blue Grey' Solo Exhibition, The Outside World, London
2012 - Signature Art Prize Finalist
2010 - Cass Art Prize Finalist