laura peters

wise old soul
wise old soul
shou sugi ban
shou sugi ban
high fidelity
high fidelity
go big
go big
egyptian pyramid
egyptian pyramid
carnelian love
carnelian love
feel the magic
feel the magic
alternative reality
alternative reality

Weaves together: a creative management career, a lifetime of exploring foreign cultures on five continents, years of hiking, biking and climbing in dramatic landscapes, a liberal arts degree in Psychology, twenty years of studying yoga + meditation. These diverse experiences have shaped my organic aesthetic, encouraged my openness to new ideas, helped me understand human nature and fine-tuned my power of observation. I find inspiration everywhere . . . but nature is my Muse. Artist, Max Beckman, said that all great Art speaks to the “Mysteries of Life”. (Read more about Artists + the Theosophy movement. )

— I am attracted to simplicity in beauty and allow myself a fair amount of freedom while chasing the creative process.

 

Previously, as an Art Director, I took classes in knitting, quilting, letterpress and book making and taught myself the art of interior + garden design. — Over the last two years, I have furthered my artistic skills with training in jewelry design, print making and abstract painting. I studied jewelry design at the Haystack School of Arts + Crafts on Deer Isle in Maine, with the Pratt Fine Arts Center studies in San Miguel de Allende MX and while in Seattle at Danaca Design; and explored abstract painting at the Pratt in Seattle, at Esalen on Big Sur in California and the Sedona Arts Center in Arizona. I learned more about art history and business on a week course in NYC with the Gage School of Art. While living in Portland, I took part in a neighborhood-based Artist’s Way Group.

 

— My recent travels have taken me to beautiful destinations to explore influential museums, galleries and trend-setting restaurants, boutiques: in Spain/France, Iceland, Oaxaca and to the Southwest hot spots of JoshuaTree/Palm Springs, Marfa/Austin, Denver, Tucson/Sedona, and Santa Fe.

My artistic explorations are inspired by the magical mystical sunsets of the open high desert. Immersing myself in the culture of the Navajo Pueblo, I reflect often on the power of bold visual symbols. The stones I work with are each lovingly chosen for both their visual power and their healing abilities. My Art asks the viewer to delve a little deeper— outside the societal structured mind to a soulful place beyond words. I paint from a meditative space, not always knowing where the act of creating will take me. My life continues to be guided by daily reflection while following my life-long passion for art, design, creativity and spirituality. Living out in the raw beauty of New Mexico feeds my soul.