Born June 13th 1970
Resides in Devon, England.
“I love to draw. My motivation has always been my belief in drawing and the daily act of finding my own figuration. I seek to make drawings that embrace and demonstrate a subtle stillness and movement in life, through themes exploring nature, the portrait and the human form. “
Raised in Millarville, Alberta. Laurie grew up with a deep understanding of and respect for nature; specifically the relationships we as human beings have with it. A purist in many ways, Laurie’s drawings area as emotional as they are intellectual. “My relationship with the English landscape is very sensory, leading me to approach nature drawings as I would a portrait, where time and space enter the work in the form of layers. The trees here seem to emit a silence and light, and have an unmeasurable desire to be.”
After studying fine arts at the University of Calgary, Laurie graduated with an honors BID and thesis prize from the University of Manitoba in 1993, where she also taught sketch camps and drawing classes. A complement to the fact that she has been drawing throughout her life and that drawing remains the genesis of her work today.
Laurie has been a part of many solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom where she is now residing; including collaborating with artists of many different media on interdisciplinary, performance and design based projects. Laurie has her work in numerous private and corporate collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.