Laurie has been selling her watercolors at art shows in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Maryland and Kentucky since the late 1980’s. Because she has always been an avid collector of art deco antique jewelry from the 1920’s and 1930’s, it was only natural that she would eventually decide to try her hand at jewelry design. She introduced her fine art jewelry in 2008 using miniature reproductions of her own artwork under a clear protective coating.
Laurie is a self taught artist who likes to develop her own style and techniques by experimenting and ‘playing’. She sculpts the settings using an air dry clay that dries hard enough to withstand the casting process. The images are all miniature reproductions of her watercolor paintings. Sometimes the paintings are done first and the settings are created for them, and sometimes the settings are made first.