After 25 years in Manhattan, Laura Katz has settled into a 100 year old
farmhouse in Woodstock A career styling Collections of wallpaper and
textiles has provided immersion in the realm of color and design. The
elements were in place and painting on a more personal level was a natural
evolution. Moving from the world of interiors to the outside has proved
Preferring to paint "en plein air" Laura's subjects are often taken from
simple scenes of home and garden, as well as the beauty of the Hudson
Valley. The landscapes are complemented by figures that capture nuances and
create an intimacy between the painting's subject and the viewer. The
immediacy of the watercolor creates a sense of spontaneity. There is a
freshness and light that evoke the joys of the natural world.
Recent works have been inspired by travel, focusing on peaceful images of sea
and shore. Light glistens on the waters and the mood is one of tranquility.
The paintings provide a peaceful retreat from challenging times.