Laura's yard is filled with the flowers and plants she
grows as subjects for her botanical and wildlife paintings.
Her house is populated with the stray animals she has always
welcomed. One notable was a stray cat that bestowed the family
with kittens. Laura was so taken with their special skills that
she observed them keenly, often sketching them in detail. While
checking on them early one morning, she was amazed to discover
they had sprouted wings! Thus was the inspiration for her series
of "Flittens" which are imaginately enchanting as
well as botanically and anatomically correct.
Laura's impressive credentials include a solo exhibit at
the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, participation in
exhibits at the Cleveland Museum of Art, numerous awards from
the Cleveland Society of Nature Artists among many others.
Laura's love of nature has also included teaching and natural
history museum work.