Images available as 20×20, 24×24, 30×30 & 36×36 Giclees on Canvas
Also on Glazed Ready-to-Hang Cradled Birch Wood Panel Hand-Embellished
11 x 11 – $89 ~ 12×12 – $125 ~ 14×14 – $165
FANTASY & FUN. WHAT WE ALL WANT IN LIFE. SEE THE PRETTY PICTURES. THEN LOOK CLOSELY. Nestled in the landscape of each lyrical painting is a verse. Award-winning author & illustrator of children’s books, Laura the painter suggests that “life’s experience” is really one big story, a story filled wth many smaller stories, or vignettes. Like a box waitng to be opened, a vignette can hold a surprise. It could be an answer. Or a question. A challenge or dilemma. It could be an event, an idea or just a feeling. A slice of life. This series of paintings, with images and a few words, portray these vignettes.
A vignette often brings with it a window of opportunity. With that can come choices. Decisions to make, paths to take. Or perhaps not to take. Collectors are first attracted to the charming and whimsical characters, color and composition. But soon, along with the verse, images realistic and surrealistic, are discovered. A chess piece, a checkerboard. Symbols of strategy. A number, a spade, a musical note… leaves resembling fish? Patterns, a heart, a jigsaw puzzle piece. Shapes. Human eyes often not on humans. And in the eyes, a tiny reflection of light… as it might appear coming through a window. Of opportunity? Each painting suggests that life is a game of challenge, richly filled with riddles and clues. It can stir and stimulate our senses. And because we are innately driven to solve the endless supply of puzzles presented to us, the inspiration to learn and grow is our constant companion, as we travel the journey called life.
Wherever the chosen paths lead, every life will take on its own story, one for which each painting tells. With and through its story, each life will take on its own unique shape. Moulded by the one who lives it. And each individual becomes the creator.
MANY OF US SHARE OUR LIVES WITH THE ANIMALS WE LOVE. THIS ARTIST APPRECIATES WHAT WONDERFUL CREATIONS THEY ARE. AS LIVING SOUL-FILLED ART. WHENEVER SHE LOOKS INTO THEIR OFTEN INQUISITIVE EYES, SHE LONGS TO KNOW HOW THEY PERCEIVE THE WORLD THEY SHARE WITH US. UNLIKE THE HUMAN SPECIES (OTHER THAN SURVIVAL), THEY HAVE NO AGENDA. WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THEM, SHE WONDERS. PERHAPS HOW WE TREAT THESE BEAUTIFUL AND MYSTERIOUS CREATURES ARE REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES.