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
2019 American Impressionist Society National Juried Show, New York, NY