Where were you born?
Roanoke, Virginia
What are your earliest memories of being involved making art or wanting to be an artist?
I have always wanted to create things, even as a little child.

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

What inspires you most as your subject matter?
I love the Caribbean, and the Keys. The water is so crystal clear ~~ and the colors of the flowers are so vibrant!
Tell us about your family? Where do you live?
I have been married for 15 years, and we have 3 beautiful children ages 7, 11, and 12. We live in Richmond, Virginia.
What are some of your favorite things or things that are essential to your success/well-being as a person and artist?
Love yourself and your family, don’t take anything for granted, and enjoy the world around you! There are so many beautiful things to see.

A grouping of Laura's colorful and whimsical paintings.

Tellaro, Italy
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
By the ocean. The calming powers of the ocean inspire me!
What are the most challenging things for you about being an artist? I love to paint every day. So for me, the most challenging thing about being an artist is finding time to get everything else done, ie: laundry, cleaning the house, dinner, etc…
Thanks so much to Laura for taking the time to share a bit about her life and art with us. Be sure to check out her blog and Etsy shop!