raising the vibration of the planet with original artwork and live performance painting
Laurie Maves is a Full Time Contemporary Artist, Live Performance and Abstract Intuitive Painter. She firmly believes she is here on this planet to make your painting. Her most recent series of organic abstracts focus on positive energy, light and a sense of healing. She paints with an intuitive hand and brilliant color palette, allowing the paintings, whether they be about life change and transition to physically healing from mental and physical stressors, to paint themselves. Her works are meant to be meditative in nature, organic reminders of perfect wholeness in the universe. The circle form, which is readily seen in Laurie's paintings represent an ancient symbol and can be seen in every culture, in every person, in every life that comes full circle. She most often works motivational words into her imagery, sealing the thoughts into the message of the painting in hopes of inspiring those who view her work. She invites you to view her abstract energy paintings and share how you experience them. She hopes that her audience finds these paintings as promoting positive energy, relationships and peace.
Laurie Maves (Guglielmi) has always been an artist. She spent her childhood with her family in Freeport, Illinois, along with her larger-than-life imagination, always creating her own reality (often to the chagrin of her small town midwestern parents). There was nothing more she wanted to do, than to make something out of nothing. And if she could make something beautiful, she saw herself as a superhero. While living in Denver, Colorado in the late 1990's, Laurie took a leap of faith and gradually transitioned from her profession in the non profit sector as an art therapist to that of a full time fine artist and live performance painter. She opened a painting studio and began painting live at concerts and music performances, which eventually led to her painting live at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2007 in front of an audience of 10,000 viewers. She quickly gained clients and commissions and began developing her small business. Twenty years and 10,000 hours of working her craft later, largely a self-taught artist, Laurie has enjoyed all aspects of owning her own business as a creative. In 2017, Laurie and her husband Ralph Guglielmi relocated to Sarasota, Florida. There she has joined a powerhouse team of creative Shannon S. Warren and sculptor Jeff Hostetler. Together they currently make up Art Factory 44, an innovative art studio where original artwork and print design are combined in the most fascinating ways. You have to come see it for yourself!