Laurel is an abstract painter living and working in Vancouver. She is particularly interested in themes of transition, struggle and growth, (both metaphorically and materially). Each painting is a visual expression of emotion and struggle, externalized through paint and materials. Some feel like storms, some like summer.
Laurel's work is thematically connected by her focus on mark-making, the presence of the hand, the building of texture, and loose gestural painting.
Laurel's current collection is "Renewal: Important Discoveries Emerge From Struggle". These were painted simultaneously during 2021, continuing exploration of mark making using custom created and degrading tools to put paint on and scrape it off to create translucent layers of texture and colour.