Hello and welcome! My name is Laura Jeanne Bill, and I am a late blooming and emerging artist. I set off on my artistic journey at the age of 35, being mostly self-taught with a smattering of formal education in drawing, printmaking, graphic design and project development. My primary media are painting and printmaking, though I have dabbled in many crafts over the years leading up to this pivotal shift.
I paint with primarily acrylic or watercolor, but also have forays into gouache and inks. I prefer to work small for both practical and philosophical reasons. Practically because my studio space is limited, but philosophically because I would rather paint a piece that is accessible for almost anyone to purchase and put in their home – an original piece of art from a living artist! Too many artists toil away for years going unrecognized or under appreciated, deferring their dreams to their autumn years. I stand strongly in my convictions to recognize artists in their lifetimes, an acknowledgement of their distinctly unique perspective through which they view the world.
Professionally and creatively, I love working on collaborative art exhibitions and community outreach projects. Whether it’s paintings, crochet, mixed media or guerilla random acts of kindness, I love amplifying art in our local and global communities. One of my artistic goals is to participate in public art making and murals. When art is for everyone, then art becomes more recognized and appreciated for being vital to the health of community and humanity.