Laura McManus is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in painting. Her work combines color, form, texture, music, line, and movement to portray how elements of naturality reflect upon each-other. Her work exemplifies her ability to explore color and depict movement using line and depth. As a lifelong painter, her aesthetic has ebbed and flowed between the abstract and taps boundaries of reality. She translates her affinity for the natural world into expressionist inspired paintings that are unique in their ability to create movement in a viewer’s eye. Using line, she is able to direct line of sight through her works as would occur naturally when viewing a physical landscape. In recent years, her work has depicted natural scenes inspired by the changing of seasons, literally and metaphorically. Laura is a native of the Southern United States but resided the Caribbean for many years, developing a large body of work influenced by the area. Currently she resides and works in Hancock, New York with her husband Jim McManus where the scenes of the Northeastern U.S. stimulate her artistry and influence her landscapes.
Additionally, Laura has over 25 years of experience in mural and wall finishing work. She worked commercially and residentially on both interior and exterior projects.
Laura’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Europe, Indonesia, Australia, and the Caribbean.
Aside from The Camptons in Hancock, New York, Laura’s work is represented on the island of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, by Jillian Dunlop of Old Customs House, in Road Town, and can be seen in many locations on the island.
Laura’s work has been written about by the author Kelly McMasters in her series of essays Notes from a Bookshop in The Paris Review online.
Laura’s work was featured in the article, “ART- MAKING: KNOWING WHEN TO DRAW THE LINE“, by Edward M. Gómez, in the October 2021 issue of brutjournal magazine.
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