Laura L. Davis has been painting and creating art since she could hold a pencil or paint brush. She grew up in a family atmosphere where her art was encouraged and celebrated. Because of her AAS in Commercial Photography, Laura has an eye for detail and composition. After studying under an internationally known water colorist, her love for the medium increased and she began her artistic journey with flowers and nature as her subjects. Her artwork shows an intuitive sense and desire for color, vibrancy and life in her artwork.
Watercolor and acrylic are her mediums of choice, but she dabbles in other media as well, trying different combinations. Laura works from her photography and art studio in her home in Kansas City, KS, where she creates not only fine art but Boho Chic art and jewelry sold in local shops and the West Bottoms.
Anything having to do with the Arts brings Laura pleasure. She has designed sets for theater, written and directed plays and a book for children, taught music and is a musician who plays almost every weekend at her church. She has a passion for teaching and has taught photography and art for over 12 years at local private schools. Laura’s zest for life and love of laughter, brings joy to people’s lives whether in art, music, photography or the written word.
Driven to create, Laura endeavors to do something creative every day. She looks for new perspectives or details that others might miss, and loves the way less traveled. Her car is always full of tote bags full of art supplies or her camera bag just in case she comes across something that must be chronicled whether by pen, brush, camera, or song.
“This collection, “The Dogs I’ve Dated,” comes out of a two year journey of joining the online dating world after a 25 year marriage. Many lessons have been learned, hearts have been broken, but I’ve tried to find a funny light-hearted way to deal with the arduous process of “putting myself out there again.” The world changed entirely while I was off the market and I have a never-say-die attitude that believes that love is still out there.
A few of the dogs belong to a friend or family members, but most of them belong to men I met online. There is a strange phenomenom in the online dating world where men post a) a bathroom selfie b) a picture of their dog c) their car or truck d) boat or motorcycle. Maybe this hints back to the age old dowry or is just a warning of what you are to expect or gain from a relationship with them. I am CLUELESS. A few of these men remain friends and many were one timers. The dog’s names have not been changed to protect their owner’s identity…”