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Artist Laurie Sammons


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.lauriesammons.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $100.00 - $1,000.00
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Biography





I am a pastel artist from Wrentham, Massachusetts.  Through my paintings I celebrate the joy, beauty and humor of the world, with subjects ranging from people and animals to landscapes and small scale nature vignettes.  Through a rich and complex use of color, my paintings create and share emotions, from the serenity of a quiet walk on a woodland trail, to the humor of a dog’s smile or a donkey’s quizzical look.
 
I have been drawing and painting all my life.  In fact one of my earliest memories is of one of the “grownups” in my life asking me; “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Without hesitating I said; “An artist!”  My path to my current art passion wasn’t quite linear, however.
 
After high school I received a degree in Radiography and have had a long successful career in Ultrasound Imaging (which in and of itself is an art form!).  In my early twenties when I wasn’t at my hospital job, I had a design and calligraphy business called “Calligrams.”  In addition to the usual envelope addressing and invitation making of a calligrapher, I designed business logos and drew pictures for newspaper ads.  I made a lot of art for a Vintage clothing store and I even designed and painted their outdoor sign!  (With help from my Dad.)  Later on in the 1990s my creative interests turned to playing the accordion but I was still always doing pen and ink drawings, along with colored pencil and pen creations.  A series of those were used for numerous postage stamp issues from Mongolia which was a really cool experience for a still budding artist.
 
In recent years I have discovered pastel painting and it has quickly become a passion of mine. I'm still practicing Medical Imaging and I find the two vocations [...]

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