"I am intrigued by all kinds of materials and love to imagine how to combine and integrate them in unexpected new ways. Because I hate to throw out or waste anything, my materials are often ones that would be discarded by most people.
Old paintings, palettes, artistic mistakes/mishaps, roofing, leaves and clay become the catalyst for provocative new visual experiences. A walk down the aisles of Home Depot can be as inspirational as watching a sunset.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Hartford, I started my career as a textile designer in New York City. Two years later I was juried in as a resident artist at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut. I occupied studio 336 at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia, where I was a resident artist from 1981- June, 2022.
My work is in the collection of the Vanderbilt family, as well as such corporate collections as IBM, General Foods, Hyatt Regency, Westinghouse, Geico and others. It has been published in Cosmopolitan, Designer, Interior Design and Home Entertainment magazines. Over seventy of my images have been published as posters and are distributed worldwide."
- Laurie Fields