May 4 - 5 , Site: 18
1700 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
At the age of 12, Laurie’s father introduced her to the wonderful world of drawing and painting by sending her to the Ogelbay Art Institute in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was there that she became addicted to that wonderful smell of oil paints, wet watercolor paper and turpentine. “If I walk into a studio anywhere in the world, and smell those smells, I know I’m home and in the company of friends.”
She continued with her art studies through high school and college and moved to Scottsdale, AZ to study full time at the Scottsdale Artist School. She studied with notable artists: Daniel Gerhartz, Peggi Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts, Sherrie McGraw, Ned Jacobs , Stan Miller. Michael Malm and Robert Lemler to name a few.
In 2006, Laurie traveled to Paris, France and moved into an apartment in the 1st arrondisement near the Louvre. When asked about her experience, Laurie said, “Everyday was a holiday. Weekday mornings, I walked down L’Avenue de Champs Elysees to attend “Immersion French” classes and then painted in the afternoons around Paris. The weekends were spent at the museums, especially the Musee D’Orsay. Laurie had the unbelievable opportunity to paint in Monet’s Gardens for 10 Days through an Art Study Program!”
After returning to the states, Laurie continued her studies at the Watts Atelier in Southern California and recently has taken classes with Felicia Forte, Randall Sexton, Daniel Keyes, Scott Burdick and Susan Lyon and lastly Sean Cheetham. “Each year I study with 2 Master Painters and I'm looking forward to a great 2019!
Laurie now teaches Art at Art Bias in San Carlos, CA and also through the Adult Art Education program at Filoli Mansion.