Happy Friday! Today’s guest is Laurie Anderson. She paints beautiful pictures and jewelry! Let’s meet Laurie.
Why are you passionate about art & jewelry?
I am passionate about my art because it is a natural talent I have had since a little girl. It gives me much joy and pleasure to be painting and creating. Being a woman, I love jewelry. Why not incorporate a work of art into the jewelry!
What got you started with art and being creative as a business?
Twenty years ago, I discovered I was very good at portraits and sold my first commissioned portrait of two children in 1991. I’ve been drawing and painting ever since. Over the years, I did go to Art & Craft shows with my art as a vendor, but having a job and being a Mom, I was not able to go to very many. Now, I have quit my day job, (going on two years) and I work as an artist full time, as my business! I have my own website and a shop on Etsy, as well.
Do you have a favorite piece you’ve created?
That is so hard to answer! I will do a painting that I really like, then the next one I paint, I will like even better.
What exciting future plans do you have for your work?
I have various shows booked till the end of the year. Just recently, a local park is selling my art prints, cards & jewelry in its gift shop.
Do you have any tips/inspiration to share?
Just never give up! Always create what is in your heart and what you enjoy doing, NOT what you think other people would want. When I complete a commissioned pencil portrait order or a watercolor house painting order, and the people share with me how thrilled they are, (sometimes with tears of joy) THAT is when I feel truly BLESSED!
Thank you Laurie, I love your unique and beautiful perspective on art and jewelry! I look forward to seeing your work in more shows and more places around the US! Thanks for sharing!