Laura W. Taylor is a Baton Rouge based painter enjoying life with her husband, her sweet toddler boy and baby girl, and her faithful studio companion poodle. Laura graduated from LSU School of Art + Design May 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. She strives to bring her viewers joy through each painting she creates, whether filled with bold colors or serene landscapes. 

A childhood of coloring on walls and fringing paper led me into a lifestyle of compulsion to create. Today I spend my time painting--knowing that for whatever reason God has given me the urge and the ability to push paint.

I work quickly and revisit paintings in layers until they are pleasing to my eye. Most people say my style of painting is impressionism but I call it "loose, bold, and lots of brushstrokes."

I don't strive for realism but for the magic of chunky brushstrokes that come together to make an image we all know and relate to. I am drawn to lines in the human body, bright colors, and finding beauty in the ordinary. My work is the outcome of thousands of images going in and a few making their way back out... turning into jewelry for your walls.