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Artist Laura Pickering


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Biography


It has been wonderfully fulfilling for Laura to begin painting again after a 20-year hiatus.  Laura enjoys the peace and tranquility of painting as it takes her to another world right in her own home.  She enjoys capturing the feeling of a subject so that the viewer can use their five senses to find their own meaning and emotion in the work.
 
Laura began art instruction in the fourth grade with watercolorist Adair Williams of Atlanta, Georgia.  She continued her instruction through her sophomore year at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art where she took geology classes and fell in love with the subject.  Her joy in the power and majesty of the Earth led her to change her degree to geology.  She concentrated on her career in uranium mining and petroleum exploration.  She later became interested in computers and changed her career to information technology.
 
After this hiatus, she began exploring her love of art again.  Her fascination with earthly forms are shown in her mountain landscapes, coastal scenes and florals.  She also loves the human form shown in her portraiture and drawings.  She has a wide range of interests and love of learning leading her to explore many subjects, mediums and techniques.
 
Although she took a year’s instruction at UGA, she is self-taught. Recently in Oklahoma City under the creative instruction of Mike Wimmer, Bert Seabourn, Rick McClure, Connie Seabourn, Patricia Herrera Morgan and Dorothy Norris Moses, she has revived her interest in oil, acrylic and watercolor media. 
 
Laura’s style is representational in her landscapes and florals, and classical in her portraiture.
 
She sold her first work at the age of 10, which was a pastel of a clown. Laura has participated in juried shows, exhibitions and silent auctions since the late nineties, including exclusive shows for the students of Rick [...]

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