Laura Gunn is a self-taught artist from a family of artists. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and now calls Northern Virginia home. She has been painting and drawing as long as she can remember and professionally for nearly 15 years. Her works have been featured by several interior design retailers including West Elm and One Kings Lane. Tens of thousands of her paintings and prints have been sold internationally and throughout the United States.
“Color and form have a powerful impact on human emotion...
We travel thousands of miles, sleep outdoors, and climb daunting heights just to get a glimpse of something beautiful. This is because beauty changes us. It calms us. It reassures us. It inspires us. It strengthens us.
I’ve spent my life seeking that strength. And from my earliest memories I found it in color. I was endlessly cutting, pasting, sewing, drawing, or painting--obsessed with how each color combination creates a different feeling. My artwork is a culmination of years of experimentation and practice--seeking those elusive emotions. Painting abstracts allows me to have raw and intimate interaction with color and form. When a painting is complete, it seems to take in a deep breath and exhale in relief. And I feel it--the peace, the calm, the strength.”