Laurie Slater

Over the years I have held a variety of jobs, traveled amazing places, heard incredible music, laughed, loved, hated, and everything in between. Life leads you down some strange and wonderful paths. You can never predict what they’ll be, but that’s part of the fun and mystery. These experiences have helped to shape who I am. But part of what comes with these life experiences and changes, are the people you meet along the way. I’d always felt like tiny cog in a giant wheel, placed there to serve a greater purpose that I ultimately didn’t understand.

To solve this, I went back to school, had a bit of a generational shock since I was older than mostly everyone in my classes, graduated, and went on to the next bump in the road. When you look at my body of work, my hope is that you will see the same passion I have for the arts since I was a kid walking through my first summer art fair. I have done a lot of living in one lifetime. And yet somehow I feel as if I’ve barely scratched the surface of what “could be.”

One thing I have always known to my very core, is that I have an insatiable desire to create. Walking through art fairs, concerts, festivals, and markets when I was young was commonplace. The vibe around these places always put me at ease. It was like I’d found my people. I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. “Artist.” I may never grow up, I hope that I don’t. That way I can always be walking through my favorite haunts. That way I can always be inspired.

I choose acrylic pouring as my primary method. This allows me to choose colors and ultimately palettes that properly convey my mood, mind set, and focus from one piece to another. I paint in multiple colors of my own mixture, creation, and unique names. Layered and blown with an air brush to reveal exquisite, undulating shapes on the canvases that are gloss varnished to shiny perfection. My art is abstract and I create based on my emotions and experiences from one day to the next. In this way each piece is a reflection of how unique each new day is and at the same time how chaotic it can be. The beauty of each painting lies in the viewer. Not unlike staring at clouds the individual can observe and experience something unique to them in each painting.

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