Mixed Media Artists
Laura’s varied career path is just as fascinating as her beautiful work! After earning her BFA at Jacksonville University she worked as a custom picture framer, equestrian judge, jump course designer and professional firefighter! Her Gamble Creek Farm became Gamble Creek studio in 2013 when she decided to become a full-time artist. Laura captures beautifully the way nature stops her in her tracks with its design and drama.
Her work has been exhibited in several juried exhibitions including those of the the National Watercolor Society. She has shown in galleries in Saskatchewan, Joseph, OR, Ketchikan , AK, and locally in Bellevue, Kirkland, Twisp, Bainbridge Island and right here at The Gallery at Liberty Bay!
A midwestern lake in Indiana was Marylyn’s alternate home for the first 20 years of her life. Long before smart phones or even television, the theater of Marylyn’s days were occupied with the sun, moon and their dialogues with the sky; water and land from dawn to after dark. She learned the effects of a tilting earth, the quality of clouds; the velocity of wind which make each day unique.
Moving to WA State in 1970, Marylyn studied at The Factory of Visual Art for 2 years and completed a BFA in painting at the UW, all while exhibiting her art at numerous galleries exhibitions.
Over time, Marylyn learned new ways to abstract images of the natural world and started to employ layers of tissue over acrylic, later adding sponges, thread, gauze, wax and papers printed with paint to build texture and depth. Ultimately Marylyn’s intention is to develop mood and a sense of being in a quasi-mysterious place when viewed. We love her work and consider it great privilege to make it available to you here at The Gallery!