magical trippy employee lounge mural painting by Laura Lynne in Chicago suburbs
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Painting a Magical Nature Company Lounge Mural

Magical Employee Break Lounge Nature Mural What a fun job this was to paint a three seasons lounge area for The Yetee Warehouse employees and visitors!  It was even more fun to revisit it a year later to see how the company decided to decorate the space.  They added props complete with artificial grass turf […]

public community mural sign painting in aurora illinois by laura lynne art
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Aurora Unity Community Mural Collaboration

Check Out This Beautiful Public Community Mural! Collaborative mural painting lead by me, Laura Lynne Art, and Catalina Diaz. This is my biggest mural and biggest project to date!  It was such a pleasure to work with Catalina and the Aurora community on this large scale sign mural painting.  This wall is 15×30′ long! Giant […]

cat mural work in progress
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Cat Mural

This bright and happy cat mural in a play room in Naperville is sure to please the fun cat lover in all of us!

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Oak Park Mini Mural of Turtle Astronomer with Be Noble Quote

Mural of turtle, or tortoise, looking through a vintage telescope with the quote “Be noble for you are made of stars, be humble for you are made of Earth located on the Green Line L bridge in Oak Park, Illinois,

Utility Box Mural with flowers and Bloom Where You Are Planted Quote
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Bloom Where You’re Planted Quote Art and Public Mural

I chose the “Bloom Where You Are Planted” design for the mural in downtown Aurora as a message of love and hope for the community. There are so many people working to make Aurora a better place to live, and it seems to be working. The downtown has changed dramatically since we’ve moved here. The musicals at the Paramount are incredible, the new murals have really brightened and livened up the city. Public areas are being remodeled and some excellent restaurants and coffee shops have moved into town. Beautiful butterfly gardens dress up the streets. Aurora Downtown, city workers and volunteers help to host fun free events, like First Fridays, Alley Art Fest, and others. I hope my mural has added to the positivity going on in downtown Aurora

Illustration of black and white papercut collage dragonfly flying over lily pads and lotus flowers
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Dragonfly Art and Change

Dragonfly fine art prints and the story behind the commission.

Yoga and Love help to make room for great creativity. T-shirt design and philosophy
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Creativity Hierarchy of Needs

Artist creates a hierarchy of creative needs based on Maslow’s famous pyramid.

Vintage firetruck with dalmation squirrel cardinal and sun
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Custom Fire Truck Artwork and Wall Art Prints

Custom Fire Truck Illustration Art for the Aurora Regional Fire Museum Researching Vintage Fire Trucks and Firefighters for the Art At the Alley Art Festival in Aurora, Illinois in August of 2016, I met the new Executive Director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Brian Failing.  He asked me to do a project for the […]

Corgi pet portrait painting in magical fairy woods by Laura Lynne in Chicagoland

Pet Portrait Paintings & Collages

Colorful Illustrative Pet Portraits in Chicagoland Check out the pet portraits I’ve done.  Being proficient in different painting media and styles, some of the portraits are created using cut paper collage.  Some are painted using gouache, which is a paint that is somewhere between watercolor and acrylic. This Westie or West Highland Terrier was created […]

before and after photo of mural wall improvement to city

How Mural Art Benefits Cities & Communities

How Does Mural Art Benefit Cities & Communities Last week I was asked to speak to a preschool class in my city as an example of a “Community Helper”.  I thought, “Really?  Me?  A mural artist?”  Surely, firefighters, detectives, and doctors save lives and are much more important in our society, but it got me […]

Large Scale Original Sun and Star Celestial Mixed Media Art in Blue by Laura Lynne

Celestial Sun and Star Large Mixed Media Statement Art

Celestial Sun & Star Mixed Media Statement Art “Namaste”, 2016, 36×36 inches, Mixed Media Collage Original Mixed Media Starburst Art Often when people see this artwork in-person they will remark about the texture and ask how long it took for me to create.  Each shape and color you see is hand cut with a scissors […]

Grateful Dead Bird Song Lyrics Inspired Art with Bird, rain and snow

Bird Song Lyrics Inspired Original Mixed Media Art

Original Mixed Media Bird Song Inspired Art This original mixed media art inspired by the Grateful Dead’s Bird Song and a Janis Joplin quote is for sale.  Please call or text 208-991-2178, or email

Red phoenix on orange sky with whimsical animals and treehouse original mixed media collage

Original Phoenix and Treehouse Mixed Media Collage Art

Original Phoenix and Treehouse Mixed Media Art This artwork tells the story of two sisters who were turned into phoenix.  They built a treehouse to escape an evil snake monster.  The curse was able to be broken, however two weeks out of every year they return to their phoenix form. Large Scale Illustration Art For […]

Portrait of artist Laura Lynne Art on bike trail in Aurora, IL

More About Laura Lynne – Artist and Mural Painter

Read More About Laura Lynne – Artist & Mural Painter Here are a few of my favorite things: Nature, Games, Singing Nature!  I love to go for hikes, swim in clean lakes, kayak, canoe, try to identify mushrooms, ice skate on frozen lakes, cross country ski, and bike.  Playing games with my family and extended […]

Tips for Archival Collage Art

Collages Fading? Artist Resources for Archival Collages

Tips on how to create archival collages that won’t fade or brown over time.

Oval Green Unicorn Mixed Media Art with Vintage Oval Frame

Magical Green Original Unicorn Art in Vintage Frame

Magical unicorn art framed with an upcycled vintage wood mirror by Laura Lynne.