Laurie Meyer has lived and painted in Charleston, SC for 38 years. Following careers in education and corporate sales, Laurie devoted her life to her first love – painting – in 1997. Life in Charleston has provided Laurie with countless subjects and rich inspiration for her award-winning paintings. Her frequent travels have also given Laurie varied and interesting ideas for many of her works. She paints with rich color and broad “brushy” strokes and palette knife to express the unique and recognizable softness in her work. Art has also played a role in community involvement for Laurie. She is the past president of the Mt. Pleasant Artists Guild, serving two terms. Laurie also served eight years on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association and originated the Art of Alzheimer’s exhibit, now under the auspices of the Charleston Artist Guild. Laurie is past Program Director and past Director of Artistic Growth for the Charleston Artist Guild. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the SC Watercolor Association, and the Portrait Society of America. Painting has been part of Laurie's life since she was a child, and she still lives for the artistic journey. She loves rich color and textural strokes painted with gesture and spontaneity. She seeks interesting designs with playful shadow structures in her street scenes and rich natural colors in her landscapes.
ARTIST STATEMENT "Capturing light is a challenge and a thrill. Painting 'en plein air,' nature's studio is a luxury and a great teacher, but weather and time constraints mean I also paint in the indoor studio. Either way, my challenge is to interpret what I see and express it in my unique style.”
Ohio State University B.S. 1981
2020 Solo Show "Nature Is Nurture" Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2020 "Why Is the Sky Blue?" group show, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2019 American Impressionist Society National Juried Show, New York, NY
2018 Solo Show Cooper Gallery, Lewisburg, WV
2018 “Second Course” Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2018 “Bloom Boom Boom” Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2017 “Small Works Group Show” Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2017 “North of Calhoun Solo Show Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2017 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, SC
2016 “ROY G BIV-Solo Show” Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2016 “Duet” 2 Artist Show Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC
2015 “Hydrangeas” Solo Show Hagan Fine Art
2015 “Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Exhibition” Charleston, SC
2014 “Group Show” Hagan Fine Art
2014 “Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Exhibition” Charleston, SC
2013 Solo Show Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC
1997-2013 Various Group and Solo Shows: Pinkney Simons Gallery, Beaufort, SC
City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC
Wells Gallery, Charleston & Kiawah Island
Hagan Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Many corporate and private collections, the United States, Canada, India, China, Germany
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Merit Award, Honorable Mentions over the past 12 years.
Charleston Artist Guild: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 4 Honorable Mentions (1997-2005).
Oil Painters of American Eastern Region Exhibition 2012
Naples Art Exhibitions 2010
Georgetown Plein Air Event 2015 3rd Place
Teaching and Lectures:
2000-Current-Several lectures and presentations to community art guilds in the Southeast.
2006-Current- Private studio lessons, having taught over 50 students.
2007 Cortona, Italy-Taught Plein Air Workshop
2008- Cortona, Italy-Taught Plein Air Workshop
2009- San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Plein Air Workshop
2010-Cinque Terre, Italy Plein Air Workshop
2012- The Amalfi Coast, Plein Air Workshop
2014-San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Plein Air Workshop
2016-Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Plein Air Workshop
2017- Ischia, Italy, Plein Air Workshop