Laurel began painting when she was fifteen, using oils on canvas. She found it an intriguing way to expess the world around her.
Laurel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with British and Scandinavian heritage.
The love of art was inherited from her grandmother, Maj-Lis Klemming, who studied with George Swinton and enjoyed successful showings of her work. Klemming is recorded in the National Gallery of Canada.
Laurel was self-taught and has also studied at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio, and with teachers Milos Milidrag, (Arthur Street Studios), Brenna George , the late Tom Aldrich, and James Culleton, all of the Forum Art Institute. Laurel has attended drawing workshops with Wanda Dombeck, Heather Hinam, (Nature Art Illustrator) and participated in the Artists' Retreat, sponsored by Arts West with Lisa Wood instructing, summer 2019.
Laurel works in water soluble oils, water colour and acrylic, being most interested in time - past and forever, and all the connections that are revealed to her. She seeks to express truth, feeling, humour and hope through her work, frequently incorporating stories through her pieces..
For several years, Laurel has worked with photographic oils, hand painting black and white photographs. Her subjects are taken from historical photographs.
Laurel has participated regularly in community exhibitions in Winnipeg, and in various venues in the city.
High quality canvas prints and originals are currently for sale and have been displayed in shops in Winnipeg. You may contact Laurel directly at email@example.com.