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Laurie Adams had an idyllic childhood in a small Texas town before moving to Denver, Colorado where she now makes her home and studio with her husband Steve and a cat named Orange.
Laurie comes from an artistically talented family so has always been exposed to the arts and began developing her artistic style in grade school.
She enjoys experimenting in different media such as artistic pursuits are varied but primarily include watercolor and acrylic painting in a Realism style. Subject matter also varies for Laurie and can include landscapes, people, animals buildings and still-life.
Much of her art has a story behind it and she especially likes her work to evoke an emotion in others when viewed. Most recently nostalgia is a recurring theme in her work, by depicting objects that belonged to family members or depicting scenes from her earlier life.
Currently she is a BFA candidate with a painting concentration at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
She has participated as an artist in local art festivals and has had her work shown in galleries and juried exhibits and has also had solo exhibitions. She is also available for commissioned work.
I come from an artistic family so I have always loved art in many forms. During the last 15 years or more I have experimented with many different media such as watercolor, acrylic, pastels and charcoal. I have also created art in different styles such as Realism, Impressionism and Expressionism. My subject matter is varied as well.
Recently, the overriding theme of my work has been one of nostalgia with some of my paintings and drawings drawing from the Vanitas style of painting which use symbolism to remind viewers of the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. Many of the objects I depict represent items that were owned by my own family members.
Nostalgia is something that hits us all at one time or another, but increasingly so later in life. It is often a pleasant memory although it can frequently be tinged with sadness. During our lives, we are obsessed with objects that mean something to us or hold onto them because they meant something to someone else. I think about all the “used” things I have bought or seen at thrift stores or antique shops. I often wonder about the stories behind these objects and how or why they were important to the people that owned them. I am also wistful and saddened about those lost stories and lonely objects and want to give new meaning to those items.
Born 1960, Seattle, Washington
Currently lives and works in Broomfield, Colorado
2015-Present BFA candidate with a painting concentration at Metropolitan State University.
2002-present Self-employed artist
2013-present Business owner of Lorelei Arts
2018 January - Lorelei Arts - Studio Open House, Broomfield, CO
2012 Cottonwood Winery, Denver, CO
2009 Private show, Denver, CO
2018 November - Juicebox Gallery, Twelve Steps - Works from MSU, Denver, CO
November - Particulars Gallery - 6x6 Holiday Show, Lafayette, CO
September - Athena Project - Inside Out - 40West Arts, Lakewood, CO
August - 40West Arts - Lakewood, CO
April - Emmanuel Gallery, Metro Now Show, Denver, CO
February -NEXT Gallery, The Pink Palace (An homage to Casa Bonita), Lakewood CO
2017 First Friday Exhibit at Landt Creative Space, Denver, CO
2016 Exhibitor at Denver Chili Festival, Broomfield, CO
Exhibitor at Taste of Fleet, Aurora, CO
2012 First Friday Exhibit at Landt Creative Space, Denver, CO
2011 City of Englewood Art Show, Hampden Hall, Englewood, CO
2010 Zip 37 Gallery, Denver, CO
2009 City of Englewood Art Show, Englewood, CO
2007 "From the Garden" Juried exhibit - Lakewood Arts Council, Lakewood, CO
"Country Fair Goes Wild" - Pigs on Pedestals - Benefit for Families First, Denver, CO
2002-2008 Other exhibits
City of Littleton “Own and Original Art Show
Painted Palette Student Art Show – Instructor Alma Sanburn
2018 Honorable Mention, Next Gallery, "Pink Palace", homage to Casa Bonita. "Velvet Night." Sold.
2016 Honorable mention, Renoartio Online Publication
2009 Honorable mention, City of Englewood Art show
2018. KUSA news story about Next Gallery's "Pink Palace" exhibit. My painting "Velvet Night" is shown three times.