Laura  Atkins b. 1961 – 

Laura Atkins is a emerging artist from the Detroit area.  The distinctive paintings of Laura's,  portray the unnatural world with a sense of romance and mystery. It is also said that her work presents an uncomfortable mix of nostalgia and lamentation of Mythological expression . Adding further complexity to the diverse interpretations of her work, she blurs the line between truth and fiction by using old masters techniques. She creates visual illusions to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as three-dimensional to reveal a convincing perspective of an imagined place or time

Laura Atkins pensive paintings are rife with both unseen and deeply felt forces: seemingly paradoxical impulses that are integral to her work. Though quite a few of Laura Atkins paintings contain recognizably elements, she's just as influenced by metaphors as she is by today’s news ...




Art Renewal Center 13th International ARC Salon Finalist 2018
Laura's work The Ariadne's Thread was chosen to the Traveling
 exhibition that will now travel from the Salmagundi Club, New York City, to Sotheby's, Los Angeles, to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain.  2018-2019
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Michigan Fine Art Competition at the Birmingham Bloomfield  Art Center
MFAC $1000 Award winner with her work 'The Reckoning of Venus and Mars" 2018

Annual Midyear Juried Show at The Butler Institute of American Art 2017

Brimstone and Lace, Bash Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV 2016

Invitation to show Artwork at the Michigan State Capital 2016

Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI -2016

Women Painting Women, Richard J Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY -  2015

Crooked Tree Art Center Annual Juried Show, Petoskey, MI -  2015

Michigan Fine Art Juried Show, Birmingham, MI - 2015

Inked II, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI -  2015

Monroe City County Fine Art Juried, Show Best in Show -  2015

Zusammenarbeit Group Show, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI  - 2015

Bedford Area Juried Art Show, Best in Show  - 2014, 2013

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids MI - 2014

MOMAC Group Show -  2015(featured), 2014

Michigan Renaissance Mermaid Mural - 2014

Monroe Fine Art Juried Fair -  2014, 2012

Monroe Art League Members Juried Show, Best in Show - 2013, 2014

Homage Group Show, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI - 2013

Poison Apples Group Show, Detroit MI - 2012