A New Orleans native, Laurie has over 20 years’ experience as a Decorative Finish Artist and Painter. She began her art education at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Benjamin Franklin High School. Upon graduation she spent a summer studying in Berlin, Germany before attending The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where she received her BAFA in Photography and German.
Her extensive travels through Europe and Central America, as well as her Decorative Arts background have greatly influenced both her style and techniques. She has been published in both local and nationally distributed magazines for her decorative finish work.
She currently exhibits her paintings at Shades of Blue, Inc. and works from her studio in the Faubourg St. John neighborhood of New Orleans.