Bliss and Invincible (mixed media 20″x16″) are currently on exhibition at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Laura is currently exhibiting alongside Xiaojing Yan, sculptor, and Huan Chen, visual fine artist.
In August 2020, I was invited by Keri Fuller, CEO and Director of Lucid Art Gallery, to be her first interviewee via our Fine Art of America connection.
It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know an American counterpart, who is herself, an exceptional artist. Having been previously interviewed during Covid, I was able to help guide the questions to include mental health support through the arts, during these exceptional times.
Sharing my art, processes, and ‘life’ experiences with Keri made the time fly. Here is the link to the interview on Youtube: https://youtu.be/R7sxtPE39Sc
I created ‘Into the Light’ during the start of self-isolation relative to COVID-19. At first, the painting was dark, moody and quite frankly, somewhat depressing. It bothered me. Then I took a break from painting to consider all of the positives and benefits of self-isolation and the global pandemic. I choose to not fear the future, but to respect the situation and face it head on. Seeking the lighter side of things instead of the darker side. Am I worried? You betcha. Am I afraid? No way. ‘Into the Light’ reflects that transcendence.