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Laurie Meyer has lived and painted in Charleston, SC for over twenty years. Following careers in education and corporate sales, Laurie devoted her life to her first love – painting – in 1997. Life in Charleston has provided Laurie with countless subjects and rich inspiration for her award winning paintings. Her frequent travels have also given Laurie varied and interesting ideas for many of her works. She paints with rich color and broad “brushy” strokes to express the unique and recognizable softness in her work.
Art has also played a role in community involvement for Laurie. She is the past president of the Mt. Pleasant Artists Guild, serving two terms. Laurie also served eight years on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association and originated the Art of Alzheimer's exhibit, now under the auspices of the Charleston Artist Guild. Laurie is currently the Program Director for the Charleston Artist Guild. Laurie is also a member of Oil Painters of America, Charleston Outdoor Painters Association, the SC Watercolor Association, and the Portrait Society of America.
Laurie's work has been displayed in several galleries in the Charleston area. She currently paints on commission landscapes, architectural scenes, and portraits. You can also find her paintings at the Hagan Fine Art Gallery in Charleston , the Pinckney-Simmons Gallery in Beaufort, SC, and Baxter Fine Art in New Bern, NC.
Laurie resides on Daniel Island, SC with her creative and supportive husband and her Labradoodle studio companion, Tug.
I am thankful to be blessed with the opportunity to do something I love. Painting has been part of me since I was a child and I am still on the artistic journey with no stops in sight. I love rich color and textural strokes painted with gesture and spontaneity. I seek interesting designs with playful shadow structures in my street scenes and rich natural colors in my landscapes. Painting "en plein air" is my favorite choice for a natural studio, but weather and time constraints mean I also paint in the indoor studio. Either way, my challenge is to interpret what I see and express it in my unique style."