Subject Tags: florida keys, florida scene, florida landscape, florida, mixed media art, mixed-media, mixed media, modern contemporary, modernism, modern art, expressionism, modern contemporary painting, contemporary landscape, contemporary mixed media, contemporary painting, contemporary art, contemporary, modern abstract expressionism, contemporary abstract, abstract landscape, abstract wall art, abstraction, colorful abstract, abstract painting, abstract expressionism, abstract art, abstract, oceanscape, ocean, aquas, aquatic, aquarium fishes, neons, neon colors, pink, migration
Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Laurie Maves recently relocated from the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado, to the turquoise waters and neon plant, animal and aquatic life of South Florida. A major and significant change in the artist's residential point of view has been systematically documented in this ongoing series simply called "Migration." Laurie is mostly interested in focusing on how the artist's color palette reflects the climate, people and fluidity of her new environment. Some choose to vacation in paradise. Laurie chooses to live here.
Laurie Maves 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 public concerts and music performances. She quickly gained clients and commissions and began developing her small art business, living her dream. 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. After nearly two decades of living and working in the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado, she relocated to the Suncoast of Florida. Currently she lives and works in Sarasota, with her husband, Ralph Guglielmi and their two cats and their award winning Puggle. If she's not painting, you can find her either fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, or beach-combing the shores of Venice Beach and Siesta Key, finding joy and appreciation in her every day experiences.