should be fun!", states artist Laurie Barrows, "Art should be available
to everyone." The artist's work sparkles with playfulness. Her positive
approach to life shines through. Bright color celebrates the joy the
artist finds in her subject.
As a dedicated water-media artist, Barrows can often be found
painting on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern
California. She uses every opportunity to observe and sketch people,
landscapes, and wildlife. Her sketchbook is her constant companion.
It goes where she goes.
artist is a fifth generation Northern Californian with a deep respect
for the natural world. She lives in Alta, California with her family.
Other interests include gardening, sewing, weight training, mountain
biking, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, trail running, and camping.
is primarily a water media artist, but is also proficient in
dry media. "I like to bounce from one media to another. It keeps the
spontaneity alive, and keeps my work fresh," she says. Barrows has made
a life long commitment to the study of the human figure. In a large
part of her work, she seeks to preserve the quiet, hidden places of
carry my philosophy of life into my work. I believe in a positive attitude
and the power of love.
My goal with children's art is to touch lives with the wonderful
luxury of innocence by creating positive images for the young. Children
need a positive and empowering environment in which to grow and
flourish. Children need freedom to dream. Everyday should be a celebration
of joy and wonder. Developing a sense of self through play fosters creativity,
imagination, and problem solving. We can all benefit by returning to
a simpler time, if only for a moment.
characters I create are inspired by people who have touched my life
with love. Often, but not always, the character carries the name of
the person. This is one way I can honor and thank these people for being
part of my life.
Success has many definitions. If my work makes you smile, and brightens
your day, I've been successful.
Thank you for taking the time to drop in at my website.
Enjoy your visit!"