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Featured AAC Artist Series: Laura Laird

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Laura Laird

Laura Laird is a magazine collage artist originally from Riverdale, Maryland. She currently resides in Pasadena, Maryland with her husband, their son, and their rescued dogs, Penny & Sunshine. Laura holds an Associate of Arts degree in graphic design from Anne Arundel Community College. Her collage work has been shown in several juried exhibitions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The inspiration for my artwork comes from nature. Everything about the natural world-the sights, sounds, smells, and textures-stirs me
to create. I am especially attracted towards the sea. Through my collages, I am transported back to the calm gulf shores of Sanibel Island, the pink sands of Bermuda, the familiar waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and various other coastal towns I have explored.

Having worked in various mediums since childhood, I finally found my voice in magazine collage. A 16 x 20 inch collage takes approximately 30-40+ hours to create. First, I choose the subject for a piece, often using my original photographs as inspiration. After that, I do a pencil sketch on canvas board. The next step is to decide on a color palette, and comb through stacks of magazines to find the colors, shades, and patterns I need. Then I start cutting and gluing, overlapping and layering as I go. There is always a point in the process where the piece seems to take over and it guides me where to go from there.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook

WEBSITES:
Etsy 
Lauralairdartist

Contact Laura for any purchase inquiries:
lauralairdartist@yahoo.com

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Laura’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

Look closer. It’s not paint.

Old Bay
Magazine collage
14”X18”
Not for Sale

Sanibel Sunrise
Magazine collage
16”x20”
Not For Sale

Superstition Mountain
Magazine collage
11”X14”
Not For Sale

Baby Loggerhead
Magazine collage
11”X14”
Not For Sale

Evinrude (Dragonfly)
Magazine collage
11”X14”
$400

Semper Fi (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright as Day, Dark as Night”)
Magazine collage
14″ x 11″
Not for Sale

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