Laura began painting in all media at the age of fourteen. Subsequent to winning
numerous art awards such as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Centennial Award,
the junior Texas State Fair Oil Award, and the Grumbacher Medallion, she went on to
study both art and architecture at Rice University. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in
Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture, she worked and studied in Los Angeles and
Switzerland. Then, she continued her studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she
received a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture. She also worked at a landscape
design firm in Wilmington, Delaware during this time.
After graduation, she worked at two landscape design firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
for three and a half years and became a Registered Landscape Architect and a LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Presently,
she divides her time between landscape architecture and art while competing in juried
regional and national shows. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape
Architects, The United States Green Building Council - North Texas Chapter, the American
Society of Architectural Illustrators, the Fort Worth Botanical Society, the Rice Design
Alliance, the Society of Watercolor Artists, and the Texas Artists Coalition.