Laura Salisbury paints primarily in acrylic. Her painting foundation in watercolor continues to influence her style today, evident in washes of diluted paint and in the conscious effort to leave exposed some of the underpainting of canvas, to help it glow. Laura’s work has evolved but still shows the in-depth observation evident in her previous realistic work. Today her paintings show a more minimalist approach to rendering the subject, using a limited monochromatic palette and glazing techniques to evoke a sense of mood or emotion. Textured mediums and metallic paints are stimulating further experimentation. Laura’s paintings are less about telling a story than they are of expressing a feeling – often calm, quiet, soft. For whatever reason an image or object evokes an emotion or delight or closer scrutiny, she says it spurs her desire to paint it rather than to explain it. Laura still relies on some solid construct of the image and composition, but enjoys finding her way by emphasizing texture or lines to completion. Laura received art education at the University of Saskatchewan. Now living in Kelowna, she has taken advantage of studio programs at OUC, at the Kelowna Art Gallery and has participated in various workshops with a number of distinguished artists. Laura’s work has been shown at Innovation Place University of Saskatchewan, at Rotary Center for the Arts, at the Kelowna Art Gallery, at group shows with Impressions in private collections.