Laura’s passion has always been representational art. Her earliest and fondest memories were water color painting alongside her father on Sunday afternoons. Her parents were both involved in the arts, mother a musician and father a designer by trade, artist by love, so art was always encouraged and a very normal part of her family life. Her family moved to Europe when she was quite young, and she was very fortunate to attend a school with an art studio and was introduced to oil painting at age 12.
Laura Lindem attended Goldsmith School of Art in London for her first year, Foundation Year, as is customary in the UK, and was subsequently accepted into the Fine Art Painting Department at Maidstone College of Art in Kent, England where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Art degree. Laura was very fortunate to study under several outstanding artists including Fred Cuming, Bill Bowyer, and Peter Morell. All three of these artists were very important and instrumental in her development as an artist, encouraging her to work from life and natural light. She was also within close proximity to London art museums and galleries where she spent most Saturdays .
Laura has also taken workshops with many renowned American landscape artists: Matt Smith, Ned Jacob, Skip Whitcomb, Dan Young, Randy Sexton, Thomas Kitts, Ray Roberts, and David Santellanes amongst others.
Laura works almost completely outdoors, finishing each piece in the field. Because her work is about that moment, that light, that day, each piece is a recording of the beauty that made her stop at that spot on the trail and set up to paint. She readily acknowledges there is not one way better than the other to produce “plein air” this is simply the way she works.
Laura does some work in the studio, primarily to paint alla prima still life and some portrait and figurative work, although her passion is painting out of doors.
Goldsmith College of Art, University of London , UK. Foundation in Art
Maidstone College of Art Kent UK Degree BFA
MEMBER: ART ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUB AFFILIATIONS
California Art Club
American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America
Laguna Plein Air
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Signature Member
Arizona Plein Air Painters
SHOWS / AWARDS
Pt Lobos Foundation Carmel CA. Image chosen for notecards 2016
California Impressions CVA Carmel Ca 1st place 2017
American Impressionist Society Small Works 2017
MBPAPA Steinbeck Country 2018
MBPAPA Small Town Flavor 2019 1st Place
California Art Club “Mid California Highlights” 2020
American Impressionist Member Exhibit 2021
Laguna Plein Air 18th Annual Best of Plein Air 2022
American Impressionist Association Member Exhibit 2022
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