Laura Nothern (American, b.1969) is a classically trained painter whose work playfully reimagines the themes of the past in order to create a fresh view of the present.
She earned her BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1994 and began exhibiting her paintings in 1996.
From 2011-14 she studied with Tim Stotz and Michelle Tully at Studio Escalier in France. While there, she focused on drawing and painting from life and studying the masterworks of the Museé du Louvre. Most notably she made extensive drawings after the works of Peter Paul Rubens.
Laura currently resides in Portland, Oregon, is working on a series of paintings inspired by her years abroad and is now teaching drawing and painting in local institutions. Her work can be found in private collections internationally.