Laura Lynne is inspired by the immersion in nature she had growing up in Wisconsin, the study of yoga teaching, mythology, and fairy tales. Her art training (first at UW-Madison, then graduating with a BFA from UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts) shows a sharp eye for color theory and elaborate compositions. When she first moved to Illinois in 2008, Laura had studied yoga teacher training in hopes of becoming an instructor. “I loved it, but I’m just not very flexible” she says. However, her yoga teacher training heavily influences her artwork now. “I’ve learned that meditation and yoga are critical tools, not only help me to be physically comfortable in the studio for hours, but also to help my creativity.”
Laura Lynne creates two different kinds of originals for her bold, colorful, whimsical mixed-media art: archival and non-archival. The non-archival work uses cut papers of all types, including tissue, wrapping, magazine, and handmade. These are sold “as is” as they will fade and change over time due to the acids and lignans in the papers.
The original archival artwork Laura creates uses high-quality materials, like painted cotton papers, acid-free and lignan-free metallic papers, Golden brand acrylic paints, many coats of medium and UV varnish to make sure the colors stay true and vibrant. Most work created after 2019 are archival, however check the product description for full disclosure.
Archival giclee print reproductions, along with digital variations in color and composition, are created from the original mixed media artworks. A white margin area is included for a signature and date on all of the archival prints.
Some of Laura’s influences include the following: Frida Kahlo and other Surrealists, Mid-Century Modern Art and Design, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Charley Harper, poster design, Modernisme, Antoni Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pierre Bonnard, Klimt, song lyrics and poems, Kay Neilson, Julie Andrew’s voice, fishing tall tales, Goonies; modern artists Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Bunnie Riess, Lisa Congdon, Jennifer Davis, Angie Pickman; and local artists Esther Aron and Cindy Sampson.
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl
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