Artist – LAURA SEELEY

Dreamscapes in Red copy

The Boston-born, southern CA-based artist is a poet as well as a painter. Laura is the author and illustrator of several award-winning gift and children’s books, including THE BOOK OF SHADOWBOXES, THE MAGICAL MOONBALLS and New York Times Best Seller THE BOY OF STEEL. Besides books, her collection of whimsical animals speak without talking through their eyes… eyes with a touch of “human”. And her POETRY IN PAINT Collection depicts life, with a verse in each painting.

Cats, among the many subjects of her art, have become Laura’s star subjects. “And there are so many kinds, all spectacular, of course,” she says. “But I guess part of me feels there still aren’t enough kinds, because my cat images range from your normal tabbies and toms to cats with polka-dots and people eyes.”

Laura taught commercial, editorial and children’s book illustration at The Atlanta College of Art, working with students for day classes and adults of all ages for a night class that the college created for her. For K-5, her pioneering work in co-founding the Authors In Schools programs inspired children to spend more time writing and drawing. Laura’s interactive school programs focus on the importance of rough drafts for both. Each sessions wraps as the kids draw with her.

Laura’s paintings have been shown and sold in galleries and shows from San Francisco, New Orleans to L.A., Laguna Beach, San Diego and Palm Springs. Her cats have graced the Royal Canin-supported San Diego Cat Fanciers’ Club poster and the cover of the International Cat Fanciers’ Association Yearbook. Her abstracts and whimsical acrylic paintings occasionally include messages and inspirational wording.

Voted Laguna Art-A-Fair’s favorite new artist in 2013, her summers are spent there as well as year-round at her gallery and studio just a few miles south… Laura Seeley Studio & Best Friends Art Gallery. 24682 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA. 92629.

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