PaintingsbyPalermo

Laura Palermo Art

Charleston, South Carolina 5 Sales On Etsy since 2014

PaintingsbyPalermo

Laura Palermo Art

Charleston, South Carolina | 5 Sales

Laura Palermo

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Laura Palermo

Announcement    Welcome to my shop! I specialize in wildlife conservation art. Custom orders can also be made. Please send me a message if you have any questions!

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2019

Welcome to my shop! I specialize in wildlife conservation art. Custom orders can also be made. Please send me a message if you have any questions!

About PaintingsbyPalermo

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On Etsy since 2014

I'm a wildlife conservation artist with a focus on threatened and endangered species of North America.

Art has always been a passion of mine. I’m a graduate of Mercyhurst University with a degree in studio art. During my four years in college I also traveled to Europe to study abroad. Living in Florence, Italy for five months, I filled my schedule with all art classes. In my free time I was able to visit different parts of France, Greece, and England. Traveling through and being a part of these European cultures has been a further inspiration for me to pursue my career in art.

Since moving to the southeast coast I have been deeply inspired by sea turtles. My first summer in Charleston I encountered two sea turtles while fishing off the coast of Sullivan’s Island. This wonderful experience in addition to the rousing sea turtle information at the South Carolina Aquarium led to my decision in starting a collection of sea turtle art. Several months later I became SCUBA certified; I was eager to swim with and study these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. Endless hours were spent painting and studying sea turtles and visiting the aquarium and turtle hospital. With the goal to further increase the awareness of today’s dangers threatening these inspiring animals, I have been posting turtle facts with each piece of art in addition to donating ten percent of my profits to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. I also spent time as an education volunteer at the SC Aquarium where I enjoyed getting to teach the significance of preserving our natural environment.

My growing curiosity of threatened species has led me in the direction of endangered birds. With nearly 200 species classified as critically endangered in just North America there is a lot to learn and a lot to paint! 10% of the proceeds from the endangered bird collection are being donated to BirdLife International and the National Aviary.

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    I’m a wildlife conservation artist with a focus on threatened and endangered species. I paint original acrylic paintings and create prints and other textiles from my original images.

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