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Artist Laurie Johnson


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Biography


 
 
About the Artist:
 
At the age of 12, Laurie’s father introduced her to the wonderful world of drawing and painting by sending her to the Ogelbay Art Institute in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was there that she became addicted to that wonderful smell of oil paints, wet watercolor paper and turpentine. “If I walk into a studio anywhere in the world, and smell those smells, I know I’m home and in the company of friends.”
 
She continued with her art studies through high school and college and moved to Scottsdale, AZ to study full time at the Scottsdale Artist School.  Here are some wonderful artists Laurie has studied with:

       
In 2006, Laurie traveled to Paris, France and moved into an apartment in the 1st arrondisement near the Louvre. When asked about her experience, Laurie said, “Everyday was a holiday. Weekday mornings, I walked down L’Avenue de Champs Elysees to attend “Immersion French” classes and then painted in the afternoons around Paris. The weekends were spent at the museums, especially the Musee D’Orsay.  Laurie had the unbelievable opportunity to paint in Monet’s Gardens for 10 Days through an Art Study Program!”

 
After returning to the states,  Laurie continued her studies at the Watts Atelier in Southern California. 
 
 
Laurie now paints at the Art Bias Art Center in San Carlos, California teaching OIL PAINTING classes on the weekends and at Filoli mansion, Woodside, CA



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 408-499-9642
 
Laurie Johnson Lepkowska – Studio 209
Art Bias Art Center 
1700 Industrial Rd
San Carlos, California
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