"I have also become enamored with the human figure. As an artist who emotes with color, the figure provides me with a huge assortment to work with." Laurie Shelton
Laurie is the daughter of an artist: painting, crafting and creative endeavors were a part of her daily life growing up. After the birth of her daughter in 2001, Laurie’s passion for art was renewed and she began to paint seriously. She furthered her art studies at Napa College and later at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco. Her repertoire includes work ranging from large scale paintings of cows, to farm life, abstracts to figures.
Art is centering and foundational for Laurie, now remarried and living in Palo Alto. Her art is shown in the Silicon Valley, Napa Valley and Paris. Laurie finds inspiration in the paintings of Diebenkorn, Bonnard, Gregory Kondos and Lucian Freud.