Laura Laughren (lorahliemaybe) is a Vancouver born self-taught diverse artist influenced by her birthplace-the North Western landscape-who now lives in Toronto Canada. She centers her visual work in a variety of mediums and techniques. With a powerful mastery of color, form and depth, her pieces speak with intuitive loose and fluid brushstrokes. Combining layering and wet-on-wet techniques, often with surprising texture or complex inking.

She takes inspiration from nature while conveying a serious and urgent undertone. Painting is an extension of her being. Transporting herself and the viewer into a sensual world of Abstraction, Abstracted Landscape, Surrealism and emotion. Her Art’s Practice is a combination of quick and astute affordable pieces intermingled with long term committed pieces over 2 year periods.

Her expansive creativity also flows into paper craft, stone jewelry, wood craft and fiber arts. Laura’s work is included in many private and corporate collections and has been exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibitions in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec since 1989.

~ Early Career Highlights ~

3yrs Art instructor for the City of Prince Rupert-courses
consisted of: children’s programming 4-12 yrs, cartooning, crafts and painting. Adults and special circumstances programming, watercolor, acrylic basics and paper porcelain flowers 1990-1993

3 successive years West Coast Juried Regional Art
Show 1989-1991

Prince Rupert Port Corporation Authority Competition 1991

Prince Rupert Panel Competition 1992

Accepted Artist Prince Rupert North Coast Art Gallery 1992

Logo + Municipal Design City of Prince Rupert 1992

Port Edward Cannery Museum on-site artist 1993

Independent Studio Work 1994 to 1999

Millennium Mural Parliamentary Library Ottawa 2000

Independent Studio Work 2001 to 2011

Being Scene Juried Exhibition

Workman Arts

May 2012

“Delirium” selected for Workman Arts 12th Annual Juried Exhibition. Exhibited at U of T, Gladstone Hotel and Workman Arts

John St. Farmers Market

June 2012 – October 2012

Organic farmers market featuring independent artists, musicians, gourmet coffees and edibles in the beautiful Grange Park, Toronto

Propeller Center for the Visual Arts Now…What r u waiting for?

October 2012

Two pieces, “Opal’s Essence” and “Opal Waiting” selected for the exhibition

Touched By Fire

October 2012

“Fly” Lino/watercolor print selected for the Touched By Fire 5th Annual show and sale. “Fire and Ice” donated to Mood Disorders Association of Ontario for Annual Fundraising Event during Touched by Fire @ Cooper’s Fine Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition

November 2012

Solo Exhibition at Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery

2013 Year of the Snake Print Exhibition

Proof Studio Gallery
January 2013
International artist’s exhibition. Venues for this annual exhibit included Toronto, Ottawa, Muskoka and Concordia

Sage Print Show

April 2013
Group show at the Sage Café hosted by Jerry Silverberg

Art Fusion Toronto 2013 (January, May)

January 2013 Daniel Spectrum Centre
May 2013 Mel Lastman Square
Participating Visual Artist

“We Were all Children” Solo show @ CAMH

A body of work consisting of children’s Encaustic exhibited in the CAMH Client Library May 14th-August 14th 2013

Square Art Circle Exhibition at B1 Lounge

June 2013
Exhibition and art auction at  B1 Lounge, Toronto, Ontario.

Architecture of Mad: An Exhibition of Art by Mad People

July 2013

“Under Siege” selected by Jury to be exhibited during the Mad Pride Festival. Exhibition Opening Ceremonies July 11th, 2013

Community Action for Families

Logo design, banner design and community outreach coloring book 2014

Neighbourhood Gallery

Tending the Wallflower Group Exhibition

Glass Works Gallery

Laughing like Crazy Juried Exhibition
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

2016 -2019….Independent Studio Work~



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