Laurel is an Artist living and working out of Olympia Washington. She loves the process of creating art, she finds it very fulfilling. She has played with many mediums extensively, but always returns to Printmaking like it's a long lost friend.
Laurel carves her blocks with the intention of hand coloring a number of the prints with watercolor or colored pencils. In her art, Laurel finds ways to combine the things that she loves, and shares them with her audience.
A good portion of her work is inspired by the nature of the Puget Sound region she calls home. With her hand carved blocks, she explores the flora, fauna and human experience that is the Pacific Northwest community. She combines her love of her community with her love of books, and becomes a storyteller in her work. She tells stories of everyday joys, from spotting a duck dive, to cuddling on the couch, to being whisked away in the pages of a good book.
It's these little things we all take pleasure in that connects us as humans. They are the things worthy of storytelling, and intricate carved blocks, that paint a picture we can all relate to.