Laurel is an artist, musician, master level rieki practitioner, and organic gardener who resides in the beautiful Seaport town of Port Townsend WA. with her husband Kevin Casey and their cat, Boy. As a former Art teacher at Manawa Middle School, Learning Disabilities teacher at Little Wolf High School, and adjunct faculty (watercolors and acrylics) at Fox Valley Technical College, she has taught art to many adults and children over the years.
Laurel is passionate about Nature and her paintings reflect that. There are moon rises, full moons, sunsets and sunrises, gardens, turtles, great blue herons, sand hill cranes, etc. "Paintings are a way to bring the beauty and healing of nature right inside the home or office. I can capture the warmth and relaxation of a summer day on the water or in the garden and have it with me even indoors."
Laurel, a Plein Air painter, has found the medium of watercolor, because it is so light weight, to be her favorite choice of medium for travels and seaside environment. When she paints one of her water views, she uses the water from the body of water that she is depicting. She will paint commissioned paintings from your travel photos or cottage setting. Also, aerial view paintings of any location can be commissioned. Peace Turtles with the child's name and favorite colors are another popular commission. One of Laurels paintings was selected for the cover of the book 'Our Cottages and Memories', put out by the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Association History Committee in 2009.
"I want to spread light and love, hope and feelings of well being through my nature inspired paintings. Nature is so beautiful and life sustaining. Let's protect it!"
Laurel also performs at area nursing homes, has volunteered at the WI Veteran's Home for 15 summers, and is trying to find ways to help gifted artists, musicians and healers with little income, to continue to share their gifts with the world through her Vincent Foundation, which is in it's infancy stage. The premise is to find people who would like to find a good cause to tithe to. They can then either purchase paintings (Laurel will donate up to 40%) or simply donate to the Vincent Foundation using either personal check or paypal, through this website. 100% of any donations to the Vincent Foundation will be used to help out and fund projects for the gifted artists, musicians and healers who are struggling with income while they try to continue sharing their important gifts with the world. Please call her at 360-810-7953 for more information.
She also contributes 15% or more of her overall profits to help heal the planet.