Laurie Warren

 

Laurie Warren

“When  deciding  on  a  subject  to  paint,  I  try  to  look,  not  only  at  theLaurie Warren Picture  subject  itself,  but  the  beauty  (sometimes  hidden)  in  the  colors,  shadows  and  perception  of  the  object.  I  love  to  use  lots  of  color  in  my  paintings.  I  feel  that  color  speaks  to  people,  catches  their  eye  and  can  draw  them  into  a  particular  piece.  I  enjoy  working  on  a  still  life,  working  outdoors  and  painting  nature  as  it  happens.  I  also  work  in  my  studio  from  photographs  if  a  subject  won't  sit  still  for  me...as  often  is  the  case  with  animals.  I  try  not  only  to  capture  the  form  of  the  subject,  but  also  the  feel  of  its  surroundings  and  it's  inner  nature.”  


 

 

Grass Laurie Warren

Laurie Warren kicked off her artistic career with a successful mural business in Upstate New York with her brother, Todd Rohnke. Their murals can be seen in the Rochester Ronald McDonald House as well as several businesses and private homes. After moving to West Virginia, Laurie changed her focus to smaller scale works using watercolors which led to the development of her unique, limited color palette-style seen today. Her work captures the essence of the subject while adding an ethereal, almost mysterious quality to seemingly ordinary scenes. She has studied under various artists including: Ron Ranson (England), Tom Jones (Florida), David Curtis (New England), Paul George (New England), Wes Waugh (N. Carolina), and Cheng-Khee Chee (Minnesota) and travels to workshops across the country to explore new techniques to continue her artistic evolution. And she now teaches workshops as well to share what she has learned with other artists.

Laurie's artwork has been exhibited in national and international shows including the 2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition in China and the 2012 Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibition in San Pedro, CA. In 2008, Laurie was chosen as one of the top 100 artists in the Paint America Paint the Parks National Artist Competition.

Laurie lives in West Virginia with her husband Lee.

Art Association Memberships

West Virginia Watercolor Society (juried member)
Watercolor West (juried member)
Kentucky Watercolor Society (signature member)
Watercolor Society of Alabama (signature member)
Texas Watercolor Society (signature member)
West Virginia Watercolor Society (signature member)
Pennsylvania Watercolor (signature member)
Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society (signature member)
Georgia Watercolor Society (signature member)
Northeast Watercolor Society (signature member)
National Watercolor Society
American Watercolor Society

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