Laura is a contemporary painter who mostly uses watercolor to depict feathered creatures. Her work is inspired by our connection to ocean and land and approaches artmaking as a meditative process. Laura uses methods influenced by East Asian calligraphy to paint realistic birds in her works.
She began practicing mindfulness and meditation at a young age after being inspired by her mother’s books, which she began reading. This is still influencing her painting practice to this day.
Laura renders her images with Chinese and Japanese paintbrushes, dipping them in watercolor as opposed to ink to obtain smooth, accurate linework. The birds appear loose but realistic in their expression, which transforms the viewers feelings by observing their unique character that Laura tries to represent.