Laura has been a mural painter and seamstress for many years, and has recently begun to combine the two media and go in a whole new direction — art quilting. She uses a “painterly” collage style in her art, with landscapes as her primary focus. Much of her inspiration comes from the beauty she enjoys on a daily basis in Mendocino County.
Laura’s work has been shown both locally and nationally. Many pieces have been juried into major shows, and a number have been prizewinners. Her work has been published in calendars, magazines, and books. She lectures and teaches art quilting classes throughout northern California. For the last 30 years, Laura has been teaching blind people how to get around with a white cane. Maybe it is this all-day focus on lack of sight that makes the world such a visual treat for her. Everything in her landscapes is cut freehand and allowed to move around as she machine appliques pieces onto the layers below. She works fast as a means of achieving a more dynamic outcome.