Artist, Laurie Mueller – Bio
My name is Laurie Mueller, and I am from Michigan. I have been drawing, painting and creating art for most of my life. My versatility ranges from the design of a CD cover to large and small watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink paintings, to wall murals, fabric painted art, and to lively greeting cards. I have also designed, painted, and fired tiles in my studio to create ceramic pieces, table tops, backsplashes, and anything else a client may have a vision of. There is no art project I won’t consider, and then totally immerse myself in. I love humor and color and I hope these passions are evident in my work.
One of my newest joys has been a technique I developed where I choose pieces from each of several paintings I have in progress at any one time. I cut and reassemble the pieces, which results in a semi abstract scene. I then add a heavy resin. These finished pieces are perceived by virtually everyone who views them as small and intricate tiles or ceramic pieces that create a whole scene.The advantage is that they are lighter than ceramic, and the many layers of paint, inks, and dyes, create a depth that is further enhanced by the final resin application. My current focus is the “Street Scene” series, where I can let my imagination go wild with every day people, activities, and just plain life. This technique is especially well suited for extremely custom pieces, where I have included a client’s swatch from the living room paint, pieces of their fabric, any special mementos, a likeness of a loved one, and there is no end! This technique also works well with garden scenes (“Watergarden”, “Flower Market”), or anything a client may be thinking of. For these pieces, as with most of my art, I use recycled frames, which I refurbish myself.
I have sold my work locally and internationally. I was fortunate to be able to design, create, and paint “Pampered Paws”, “Paws and Reflect”, and “I love Ewesy”, all large resin animals to benefit charities. I have also been privileged to have been featured in several local publications.
Lately, too, I have been painting lots of dogs! I love them, and am happy to be able to immortalize on canvas, a beloved pet.
My family is my greatest inspiration, including my Grandmother, who conquered many challenges in her life. She was extremely talented and creative, but was never able to pursue or fulfill her art. I am truly blessed to feel that I am carrying on this gift, where she left off.