Laura  Atkins b. 1961 – 

Working primarily in oils, Laura’s paintings are often described as haunting and addictive. Her atmospheric vignettes are filled with metaphors, and her subjects could be said to have a timelessness.  Mostly self-taught, Laura has recently attended Portrait Artist Paul McCormack's portrait oil painting workshop.  She has also been a studio assistant for Portrait Artist Leslie Adams and continues to study the Art of the Masters in the Detroit Institute of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art. 

"Embracing the Illustrative Arts, it is natural that my paintings have illustrative narratives. I frequently employ metaphors that help me address certain dilemmas from past and present. My process involves an indirect painting technique, this means that there is a buildup of layers and great care is required to execute my paintings."                            

             ~ Laura Atkins ~

 

Exhibitions:

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

Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins