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Laura Atkins b. 1961
Working primarily in oils, Laura Atkins' paintings are often described as haunting and addictive. Her atmospheric vignettes are filled with metaphors, and her subjects could be said to have a timelessness. Mostly self-taught, Laura has recently been a studio assistant to her Mentor, Portrait Artist Leslie Adams. She has attended David Gray’s Portrait workshop and continues to study the Art of the Masters in the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Laura has often stated that she feels she is living in a modern day Renaissance as there are some very wonderful living Artists, that she admires.
"Embracing the Illustrative Arts, it is natural that my paintings have illustrative narratives. I frequently employ metaphors that help me address certain dilemmas from past and present. My process involves an indirect painting technique, this means that there is a buildup of layers and great care is required to execute my paintings."
~ Laura Atkins ~
Brimstone and Lace, Bash Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV Sept 2016
Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI -2016
Women Painting Women, Richard J Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY - 2015
Crooked Tree Art Center Annual Juried Show, Petoskey, MI - 2015
Michigan Fine Art Juried Show, Birmingham, MI - 2015
Inked II, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI - 2015
Monroe City County Fine Art Juried, Show Best in Show - 2015
Zusammenarbeit Group Show, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI - 2015
Bedford Area Juried Art Show, Best in Show - 2014, 2013
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids MI - 2014
MOMAC Group Show - 2015, 2014
Michigan Renaissance Mermaid Mural - 2014
Monroe Fine Art Juried Fair - 2014, 2012
Monroe Art League Members Juried Show, Best in Show - 2013, 2014
Homage Group Show, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI - 2013
Poison Apples Group Show, Detroit MI - 2012