Laura S. Thomson started painting seriously while living in Cleveland, Ohio, after: teaching school, raising 2 children, creating, owning and operating two small businesses and doing endless hours of volunteer work. She had many artist friends who inspired and encouraged her to take classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
After moving to Freedom, NH, in 2006, Laura started taking various workshops in the area and joined the MWVAA. Many of the workshops were/are plein air –something exciting and different for her. The clear skies and vivid colors of New England make one often stare at the scenery in awe. Living between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains feels like a gift on most days.
Laura and her husband travel extensively and images from their adventures often find their way into her work. Included in their travels are a couple months every year in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Its brilliant sunshine and electric energy beautifully complement life in New Hampshire.
Most of her painting is done with oil because of its rich silky texture. Using it to make rough sketches evolve into finished paintings is an exciting experience that often feels almost magical.
Laura hopes her paintings will inspire positive creative energy and provoke contemplation, as well as conversation. Life has many challenges and she’d like her work to evoke pleasure or amusement to help combat some of the harsher realities that are ever present.