Laura‘s a full time musician and artist. Basically self-taught, she paints with acrylic using deep, intense colors. Her love of Key West and the Florida Keys is evident in her art, as well as her songwriting. The fun and laid back Keys lifestyle inspires her joyful interpretations which capture the beauty and quirkiness of Key West in her art and songwriting. She paints mainly on canvas, board and driftwood. She paints Key West Scenes: Key West bars, restaurants and historic buildings, the iconic Key West Roosters and Chickens and Key West's most well known and appreciated flowers, plants and trees.
Laura is a former member, for 8 years of Island Arts Co-op Gallery, 1128 Duval St. Sadly the doors closed on August 31, 2015. Her painting of the Hemingway House was used as the cover of the Hemingway Museum Cat Book and her art also graced the cover of Key West Magazine twice. She has sold her work at The Anne Mckee Art Auction for the past 7 years to benefit other artists and participates in juried shows including, “From a Woman’s Hand” put on by SoDu Gallery in Key West. Laura also displays her art at member shows for Florida Keys Council of the Arts at the Gato Building and at the Studios of Key West (TSKW.org) members shows.
When in Key West, visit Key West Artworks, Blue Heaven, Last Chance in the airport, Conch Republic gift shops and Hemingway House Museum Gift Shop. Tropical Matted Prints of her paintings are available there.
Laura also has a series of paintings and prints from Sedona, Arizona. She has been inspired by the beauty of such magical places and it is reflected in her work.
Also, check out Laura and Russ Scavelli’s music site at www.blackandskabuddah.com for their gig schedule.