Laura Tetrault's Profile

About

Hi there!

I believe that people and art are made up of stories, like puzzle pieces. This is a piece of my puzzle.

Laura Christeen (that’s me) was born in early August, to a family who homeschooled when nobody knew what that was, encouraged curiousity and questions and who moved a lot.

My artist training began with favorite pages in Berenstain Bears books (Siser Bear’s kindergarten room jumps to mind). For me, art is the best combination of curiosity, story and beauty so a picture book’s pages are a logical place for that love to start. I’ve never lost that early love. Art and English were the highlights of my schooling. Not surprisngly, Art and Literature were my majors in university. All that time, I wavered in between my two loves until one day, standing in a room with…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 4
  • Joined September 24, 2009

Favorite materials

Acrylic paints, canvas, ephemera, letters, postage stamps, fotune cookie fortunes, stamps, colored pencils, watercolor, markers

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About

Hi there!

I believe that people and art are made up of stories, like puzzle pieces. This is a piece of my puzzle.

Laura Christeen (that’s me) was born in early August, to a family who homeschooled when nobody knew what that was, encouraged curiousity and questions and who moved a lot.

My artist training began with favorite pages in Berenstain Bears books (Siser Bear’s kindergarten room jumps to mind). For me, art is the best combination of curiosity, story and beauty so a picture book’s pages are a logical place for that love to start. I’ve never lost that early love. Art and English were the highlights of my schooling. Not surprisngly, Art and Literature were my majors in university. All that time, I wavered in between my two loves until one day, standing in a room with paint stains and charcal dust on the floor, I realized that I could have story and paint if I combined them on a canvas.

Contemporary impressionism is the best way to sum up my style of painting. My work focuses on momementary actions in the people’s lives just like the first impressionists, but through a more romantic lense. A glance is exchanged in a moment, but it can say a lot. What can a ‘snap shot’ tell you about life? What would you like that shot to say?

My paintings are imaginative people stories, full of light and color. I take my own photos, change the color, omit the details that don’t interest me, add some spontaneity and a few things that only exist in my imagination. When I get to the end, the painting tells the story of a moment. I also take time to create custom paintings with client’s memories and photos.

My palette and materials are chosen with great care. The paints are lightfast, artist quality acrylics, which means that they will not fade, or change color like inexpensive paint colors. I use 10 oz pre-primed cotton canvas, professionally stretched over museum depth kiln-dried bars. The kiln dried wood resists warping, and the museum depth allows the paintings to be hung in the contemporary style without a frame. My papers include 140lb watercolor paper, 100 lb mixed media papers, and hot pressed bristol, all of which are acid free and resist buckling, wrinkling and accept the acrylic paints beautifully.

To see how it all comes together, click here to go back to my shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/londonartgirl .

Come visit me where you like to be:

GOOGLE+: http://ow.ly/M8Ihi
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/laura.tetrault.artist
TWITTER: @LauraTetrault
PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/laurat2655/
WEB: http://lctart.com/

{ Why Purchase From Me? }

~ Super friendly customer service. I'm here to help! I am really good at adding those extra touches, asking the right questions, and being interested in you and your story. (But don't take my word for it, check out the reviews from my happy customers https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/londonartgirl/reviews)

~ Big selection and variety of themes and colors to match your decor. And if you don't see it, ask! Some of the best projects are the ones I work with clients on. You guys have great ideas.

~ Own original artwork by an artist who absolutely loves what she does. There are no prints in this shop. Everything here I have touched and created by hand.

~ All paintings are created with artist's grade, superior quality materials. These are designed to last a lifetime.

~ All canvases are wired and ready to hang, with the sides fully painted so you can take it out of the box and hang it on your wall.

~ Contemporary, colorful look.

~ Satisfaction guaranteed! I offer refunds if you're not happy.

You can re-enter my etsy shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/londonartgirl


Thanks for stopping by!

Artfully,

Laura Tetrault

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