A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Visiting Artist

Laurie Warner

Visiting Artist from May 1st to June 30th, 2022

Laurie Warner

Artist Statement:

In 2003, my artistic pursuits switched from camera to canvas. As a professional photographer, I had previously started my own freelance company called Photovation in the New York metropolitan area. Portraits, product photography and weddings launched that business. Fine art photographic prints for shows were produced in my custom, color darkroom. Eventually, the bulk of my work became corporate public relations where I turned around black & white prints quickly for deadlines. Assignments lead to editorial coverage of international yachting, tennis and equestrian events. My images, known for sharp accuracy with an artistic eye, have appeared in hundreds of publications and books.

Art classes have always been a favorite endeavor. I have been fortunate to study fine art with well known professionals: John MacGowan, Steve Gerhartz, Bonnie Paruch, John Hughes, and Jonathan McPhillips in the U.S. and while in Tuscany, I studied with Kathryn Stats and Jill Carver. Recent art workshops on Cape Cod have been with Joseph McGurl, Don Demers and William Davis.

Continuing my personal study and appreciation of other artists, classic and living, my passion for painting keeps me reporting to my easel almost every day. Galleries in Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Bainbridge Island and Carnation, WA, Newport, RI, Wellfleet & Falmouth, MA, and Jupiter, FL have introduced and sold my paintings to collectors. My online studio posts current works, keeping me in touch with collectors after closing my previous website, Nouveau Art Gallery, where my paintings sold in the U.S. as well as abroad for nine years.

Plein air painting helped me grow artistically. It’s also a lot of fun! This is where my artistic passion began, similar to photographic moments but with paints and portable easel instead of cameras. Every blank canvas allows me the freedom to combine vivid color and design with impressionistic flair, to capture fleeting moments of nature’s beauty that I would like to share.