Graphite, Charcoal and Figure Drawing
Laura was born on an Air Force base, Chanute in the state of Illinois. Laura has lived in New York, Maryland, Portugal and currently South Carolina. In Maryland, she majored in Fine Arts at AACC and later attended the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore. Laura was working in sculptural and kiln fired art when first introduced to drawing. It wasn’t long before her interest in drawing overtook her art glass, and so began a love affair with graphite, charcoal and figure drawing.
Laura's subjects vary but have a common thread that includes her capturing of movement and emotion. A recent series of dancers illustrate this love for those qualities. A dancer herself, coupled with her love of Christ, meshed. Scriptural passages and their stories can be found in many of her works.
Laura's work has been in many galleries, featuring her glass and drawings. These include The Torpedo Factory in Virginia, Local by Design and Quiet Waters Park Art shows in Annapolis, Md, Beaufort Art Association Gallery and the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. Laura was most recently a 2023 Artfield’s Competition Artist in Lake City, SC.
Laura serves as an Art educator and served on the Arts curriculum board for OLLI at USCB, VP of Education for the Beaufort Art Association and presently teaches at the Atelier, The Art League Academy of Hilton Head, and for USCB’s OLLIs’ (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) regional locations. Laura’s work can be found at Atelier Off Bay at 203 West Street in downtown Beaufort, SC. Laura is member of the South Carolina Chapter of the Portrait Society of America, accepting commissions.