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Artist Laurel Daniel


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The Artist Says:


My lifelong love for nature inspires me to contemplate the landscape. As a plein air painter, I begin outside, working quickly to discern the shifting patterns of shadows and light. Back in my studio, I try to paint with the same closely-observed spontaneity. Capturing a moment in time is an impossible task, but for me, an endlessly compelling one.





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EDUCATION:  
BA in Art Wheaton College, 1979, Wheaton, Illinois
Coursework at San Francisco Academy of Art, 1981-1983, SF, CA
Coursework at The Contemporary Austin Art School, 2000-2005

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:  
With a degree in studio art and 19 years in the graphic design business, Laurel now paints full-time and teaches at The Contemporary Austin Art School. She is an avid plein air painter and says, "Plein air painting is a huge part of my process - it feeds, motivates, and is the source for studio work. It is an excuse to be outside, experiencing nature firsthand. The whole process is irresistible to me."

ARTIST STATEMENT:  
My lifelong love for nature inspires me to contemplate the landscape. As a plein air painter, I begin outside, working quickly to discern the shifting patterns of shadows and light. Back in studio, I try to paint with the same closely-observed spontaneity. Capturing a moment in time is an impossible task, but for me, an endlessly compelling one. 

AFFILIATIONS:
 
The Contemporary Austin Art School - Faculty Member, Austin, TX
American Women Artists - Signature Member
Outdoor Painters Society - Signature Member
Plein Air Austin - Member/Past-President, Austin, TX
Oil Painters of America - Associate Member
Daily Paintworks - Online Gallery

SOLO and 2-3 PERSON EXHIBITIONS:  
2020 - Evidence of the Search (solo), Davis Gallery, Austin, TX
2019 - Beaches, Birds, & Botanicals (solo), Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
2016 - Works of Nature (solo), Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX
2016 - Chasing Color, Finding Light (solo), Davis Gallery, Austin, TX
2014 - Marshside to Seaside (solo), Anderson Gallery, St. Simons Is., GA
2013 - Landscapes: Interior-Exterior (2 person), Davis Gallery, Austin, TX
2012 - Gardens by the Sea, Anderson Gallery (solo), St. Simons Is., GA
2011 - On-Site: Appeal of the Real (3 person), Davis Gallery, Austin, TX
2009 - Oil, Water, Light (3 [...]

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