“I love to focus from reality,” Laura said. She has painted 14 of these works so far.
For Laura, her faith is an important part of her life and her artwork. She attends Chadwick Evangelical Free Church. She said recent medical problems in her family have strengthened her faith even more.
Laura and her husband of 25 years, John, have two children: Jake, who is attending college, and Jared, 13. Last year, Jared was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. She said her employers, colleagues and church family offered them support as they worked to accept the challenges her son’s condition brings.
“That’s just part of our life,” said Laura, adding that this ordeal has only increased her closeness to the Lord.
Laura is very proud of both of her children, who have embraced art as well. Jake is currently majoring in graphic design and Jared is also very artistic.
“I think it’s in the genes,” Laura said.
For more information on Laura’s art, visit http://paintingsbylaura.wordpress.com.