Artist Statement

I have been painting the landscape since childhood growing up in rural farming New England (in a small town that borders MA and VT). Oil painting was introduced to me around age fourteen and I immediately appreciated the depth of color and fluidity of expression that it enabled.

Upon moving to Shelburne, Vermont in 2009, after a children’s nature-arts camp had lost funding from a grant, I was motivated to show my own personal landscape interpretations at the village Farmers Market for that summer season. It was the first time I had consistent public eyes receiving my work (outside of college critiques) and I found it a wonderfully supportive and empowering, loving experience.

In the time that followed I gained opportunities to make more paintings prompted by private commissions and began professionally photo-documenting my work, encouraged to share them in the form of archival prints, in original and alternate scales.

I eventually moved my studio from Shelburne to a work /show space in Charlotte, then to an extra room in a house we acquired in Colchester in 2015 while I began the process of motherhood, and painting took a back seat (or a backroom).

Over the last year, I have been gently turning my focus back into my art-making mode, this fall officiating with a new public-accessible studio space in downtown Winooski. Over this past year I have established relationships with other exhibition venues in the area, allowing for customers to find my work there in addition to private studio visits.

Please reach out with any questions or comments you may have about my paintings, the archival prints that come from them, or your interest in commissioning an original.

In huge gratitude for your interest and support,

~Laurel