Hi, I'm Laura and painting has always been the love of my life. I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. I'm inspired by travel, nature, food, and fashion. I went to college and lived in New York for 6 years. My favorite place to visit is Florence, Italy and I love pasta, renaissance art and architecture.
I began painting when I was 10 years of age. I frequently saw other artists in the media and wanted to be able to express myself in a similar way. I began abstracting with pastels on paper and then acrylic on canvas. I was in a world of my own, creating vibrant, colorful canvases. I was self-taught and thrived on buying books on art, techniques and paint mediums. The possibilities were endless, physically creating patterns and visuals that I saw in my own mind.
I currently have a bachelor of fine arts(BFA) degree which changed my perspective drastically. I was no longer limited to abstractions. I went from being an abstract artist to painting realistic landscapes, still lives and portraits. I was also introduced to oil paint, which is now my absolute favorite medium. My new skills and view of the art world has made it impossible for me to stick to one art style or theme. I like being able to create a variety of works and I do not like being limited to one style. Being able to express myself through art is a continuous joy that I am thankful for. You'll see my many art styles reflected as you browse through my website. I hope you enjoy!