I haven't always been an artist - although I always dabbled in it since childhood. I went to college to study classical music as a flute-player and was blessed to have studied with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and the Akron Symphony. While the sweeping sounds of Bartok, Bach, Hadyn and Chaminade were wonderful, a class taken as a senior at Baldwin-Wallace College in Oil Painting sealed it for me, but even then, my art would lay in wait until my career was settled.
I returned to school to study Graphic Design at a local college where I had a terror of a teacher who was fantastic and I got my first jobs in design shortly thereafter. I was young, I had a career and was making some money so I spent much of my free time in the studio that I created at my parents home. My first paintings of 'Threnody' and 'Azimuth' were created there, but the art really didn't take off until about 2004 when I actually began to sell works all over the U.S.
I now dabble mostly in oils, mostly in landscapes - although I have been expanding my reach as an artist while I am trying to develop my talent. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to you.
Laura Swink joined Pixels.com Licensing on April 16th, 2007.