About the Artist:
Laurie travelled extensively as a young adult, seeing the world, and participating in other cultures. Her Science Degree in Biology, from the University of Guelph, gave her hands on experience in form, function, physiology and ecology. Her minor in Fine Art, helped her develop some of her technical skills. Her work has been described as “important, intelligent and sensual.
About Her Art:
Laurie is an observer and a visual story teller. She chooses to work predominantly in the figurative genre because she feels that it has the ability to speak to time and place in a unique manner. Laurie works to balance realities - the sweet with the harsh. She finds this mix most poignant during the teen and young adult years when young people feel simultaneously invincible and vulnerable, and during childhood when children are totally dependent upon adult and cultural forces.
Using the power of the medium as well as the subject matter, she works towards telling the stories of children, teens, and young adults in their ‘here and now’ as they grow in 21st Century societies. She also endeavours to create paintings that are open enough, both thematically and technically, to invite the viewer into the process. Laurie strives for pieces that are emotionally three dimensional giving the viewer the opportunity to build a unique and personal third dimension to the work. Visit her website for more information.
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