Laurel Lake McGuire
I am an artist firmly grounded in the realist tradition, with a vision of capturing moments in nature and life as they are in our mind and heart. I want to convey that moment when your eye is arrested and your mind is illuminated with the soul of a scene. I think of my paintings as both accessible and open to deeper exploration. Art is a window that lets the viewer see through both their eyes and mine. - Laurel Lake McGuire
Born April 25, 1962 in Gloucester Massachusetts, an area long frequented by artists. Interested early in art. Studied watercolor with Martin Ahearn in the 1970s. Worked as a graphic designer for Applicon and Crimson Travel for several years in the 1980s. My work has been carried in the past by galleries in North Carolina, California and Idaho. Married since 1985 to a United States Marine officer has meant frequent moves to places such as Florida, California, New Orleans, Washington, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Louisiana for the second time and now Idaho. This, along with raising two sons, has had it’s challenges for my career but I have also benefited from ever expanding sources of inspiration and the wonderful support of various art communities all across the nation.
Signature member Idaho Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
Member Idaho Watercolor Society; ;Nampa Art Guild; Associate Member WAOW; NWWS; TWSA; AWS
Syracuse University BFA Illustration 1984