Laura was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Laura’s career in the arts began in 1979 when she graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. She worked as a graphic designer for advertising agencies in Colorado, Arizona and Montana. In 1993, she opened her own design shop, Arts Place in Missoula, Montana, where she also worked as a freelance scenic painter for MCT Community Theatre, the University of Montana and Bigfork Playhouse. She discovered her love for the large canvas while working as a scenic painter and began an 18-year career as a muralist. You can find her murals in more than 40 HuHot restaurants across the United States. She attended the Florence Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy in 2009 to advance her drawing skills in the Academic method, which launched her “100 Paintings in One Year” project. Laura has had many solo and group shows in Missoula, Montana, and New York City.
Her “Missoula Neighborhoods” series feature her favorite areas of Missoula and show the vibrant color and energy with the impasto style in acrylic.
Up A Creek 48x36 $4,000
Autumn Market 30x20 $2,500
Clark Fork in Autumn 30x20 $2,500