Realistic to abstract in style, Laurie works with acrylics on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, fabric, beads, hand-made paper collage and more. She uses organic forms, patterns, textures, light and shadow, with colors ranging from pastels to muted brights. Her artwork is subtle, understated, whimsical, and pointedly to the essence.
Laurie’s art reflects her fascination with nature’s delicate, yet powerful influence on our lives, our consciousness and our evolution.
She has exhibited regionally, nationally, internationally, and has received numerous awards, including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002) for her artistic achievements and over 25 years of contributions to the Lawrence visual arts community.
Laurie’s artworks are in many private, public, corporate collections, and in the Spencer Museum of Art “Classroom Collection”.
She earned a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Kansas. Laurie was a co-founder & co-owner of Phoenix Gallery (1982-88); a former Lawrence Art Guild Co-President (1984-85) and former Vice President (1999-2000); Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 GALLERY (2009). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years.