Based in Evergreen, Colorado, Laura Mehmert has been painting and teaching art for more than 30 years. "My grandmother gave me a set of oil paints at age 8, and I've been painting ever since." She began her career with watercolor and soon expanded into oil painting and sculpting.
She studied at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, as well as with several nationally acclaimed artists. She taught art classes at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center in Bountiful, Utah. Laura’s work has also been accepted into the juried Loveland Sculpture Show, and Best of the West in Dallas Texas. Her work is in the collection of the Ramon Research Foundation as well the Gates Family Foundation. She has a permanent 8ft commissioned bronze sculpture at the Hiwan Museum in Evergreen Colorado.
Her strong feelings about her work are contagious. "Painting is a very personal expression of my perception of a particular moment. The painting must have spirit and substance and engage the viewer. I work in both oil and watercolor, and love each for their unique qualities. I really don't favor one form over the other, but throw myself into whatever medium fits the subject I'm trying to portray--whether it's watercolor, oil, clay, or cloth. Art is a way of life for me, and I have to keep at it for a sense of balance in this fast-paced world. It is a never-ending source of joy for me."
Laura currently teaches regular watercolor and oil classes out of her Evergreen studio and holds workshops in oil, watercolor, and drawing. Contact her for pricing and schedules.