Artist Laurel Bushman

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When I paint, my musical nature joins in. I hum, sing, sway and sometimes I dance!  I feel the rhythm of my surroundings, whether I’m painting outside, or in my studio.  Each painting is like my child and I have a personal story or song about every one of them. 
Laurel Bushman was born in California and grew up in Oregon in an artistic family.  She was surrounded by her family’s drawings and paintings. Laurel’s own creativity took many forms, including photography, floral design, textiles, culinary art, and music. Years later she became absorbed in painting. As a self-motivated and committed lifelong learner, Laurel’s self-guided art education has been primarily at Scottsdale Artists' School but also includes classes and workshops in Hood River, OR and Carmel, CA. She has studied with numerous nationally recognized artists, including multiple seminars with Katherine Chang Liu. Her educational program has given her a classical foundation from which she continues to build a broad knowledge base. Her application of that knowledge guides her, as she enthusiastically emphasizes her love for color, contrast, and texture, utilizing a combination of brush and palette knife. Laurel Bushman’s paintings are rich in texture and color, and hang throughout the USA and abroad.

2018 1st Place, Artist of the Month, May, Scottsdale Artists League, Scottsdale AZ
2018, 2017 3rd Place, Artist of the Month, Feb, Apr, Scottsdale Artists League, Scottsdale AZ
2017 Gamblin Benefactor Award, Willamette Valley Lavender Festival, Newberg OR
2017, 2013 Fav 15%, Bold Brush Art Competition, Aug, Nov
2017, 2016, 2015 Scholarship of Merit, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale AZ
2016 1st Place, Open Division, Willamette Valley Lavender Festival, Newberg OR
2016 2nd Place, Gorge Artists Create, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
2016 Honorable Mention, Artists of the Gorge, Stevenson WA
2015 Best [...]

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