Laura Roosevelt is a mixed media artist.
When Laura paints she employees a layering technique which speaks out with mixtures of colors and textures. She begins a painting with a written statement from something she is pondering or studying: a poem, a story, a Joseph Campbell symbol, an emotion, colors in a garden, or even contemplations about the work of an admired artist. As Laura works, she visualizes how to weave the inspiration into the depth of a painting from the first mark on the canvas to the last. The ponderings, stories, statements carry energy, that give each piece its composition, form, color, structure, texture balance and or tension. When all the components work together the piece becomes charged and is complete.
When Laura creates a piece of sculpture she employees a similar process using metal, bones, found items, and other objects. She weaves these elements together in a narrative that is rich in texture: of fantasy or implied nature with either humor and fun or deeply contemplated depths of soul and human nature.
Laura is a graduate of Denison University with degrees in Studio Art and Art History, Roosevelt also holds a master’s degree from NYU. Laura is the great granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Her work can be found in private collections from coast to coast in the United States, in the Bahamas, London and St. Barths.