"Caribbean Queen", gouache watercolor on paper, in private collection

"Caribbean Queen", gouache watercolor on paper, in private collection

Laura Beard

I am a visual artist, working in Trenton, NJ. Most of my work centers on animal portraiture and I paint and draw in a photorealistic style. When I am not painting for fine-art exhibits, I paint pet and human commission portraiture. I love being a part of the Trenton arts community and am a member of Artworks Trenton, Prindiville Moher Gallery, and the Garden State Watercolor Society.

There is nothing that inspires me more than the natural world and the rich complexity of the lives that inhabit it. I strive, with every portrait, to convey the uniqueness of the individual and the unflinching beauty of our temporary existence. I am deeply concerned about threats to the existence of both animals and humans and committed to doing what I can to preserve animal species. It is my goal, as an artist, to illuminate something of the soul and in this way, to form a bond between viewer and subject.

 
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