Laura Anderson, a native of Massachusetts, has been widely recognized for her luminous paintings of porches and chairs juxtaposed with the surrounding landscape. Laura states, she has “always been fascinated with painting as a vehicle by which she can transport herself to another place”. For the past several years she has been pursuing a series of architectural paintings, exploring the relationship of the landscape to domestic images. The surface of her paintings are void of any visible brush strokes allowing the viewer to be drawn into the painting, experiencing the light and mood that occurs in the still of the morning or the quiet of late afternoon. Using layer upon layer of paint, Anderson can take up to a month to complete a painting giving them an effect of being more than real, an image that only the mind can conjure.
Anderson studied art at Lasell Junior College for Women, Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford , and Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been published in American Artist Magazine, the Boston Magazine, New England Monthly, Yankee Magazine, and by Graphique de France. Anderson’s paintings are in numerous public and private collections including; DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Cabot Corporation in Boston, Fleet National Bank in Providence, and the internationally recognized Dupont Collection. Most recently she has been awarded First Place for landscape in a nation wide competition sponsored by The Artists.