Artist Laurel V Fry
Laurel V. Fry paints with light and imagination. She captures the essence and soul of her subjects and sets them free in oil on canvas. Her original inspiration was both V. M. Fry, her mother, and Clair V. Fry, her grandfather. Clair painted calendars and was the Art Director for Brown and Bigelow in Minneapolis and counted Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell as friends and fellow painters. She apprenticed with her grandfather in her twenties. Ms. Fry then followed in their footsteps as a painter.
Laurel works her portraits in oil on canvas. She credits her mother and grandfather for the lessons learned in composition, value, and color but the style is her own. • Laurel and her grandfather were featured in a PBS television broadcast of "Georgia Digest" in 1989. • The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote a feature article about Ms. Fry's work in the December 19, 2005 edition. • Listed in Cambridge Who's Who 2007-to present editions.
• Selected to submit "Request For Proposal" on permanent installation of two commission paintings (8'x7' each); for Suwanee City Hall 2009. (One of Eight National Finalists ) Selected in 2009 Eastern Regional Exhibition, Corse Gallery, Jacksonville, FLA. "This show represents the best representational art East of the Mississippi, from Canada all the way to Florida. View nearly 100 paintings by some of the best artists today." (Quote from Corse Gallery, in feature article for Art Collectors Magazine.) (Eligible states and provinces: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.)
• Accepted Member in AIS American Impressionist Society, Inc. 2011
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