Laurie Douglas is an artist who lives with her husband and daughter and works in Guilford, Connecticut and Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts. Raised in northern Virginia, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Fine Arts from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and studied art and literature during a Junior Year in Paris.
After years of teaching junior high and high school in New England and the Bahamas, she continued her education at the Massachusetts College of Art, where she studied with John McNamara, Jeremy Foss, and Dan Kelleher, and was awarded the Class of 1914 Award for Excellence in Painting and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Laurie’s paintings have been exhibited in juried shows and galleries throughout the Northeast (including the Montserrat School of Visual Arts, The Concord, Massachusetts Art Association, The Bromfield Gallery in Boston, Artspace in New Haven, The Trout Gallery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, The Mill Gallery in Guilford, Connecticut, The Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, Connecticut, The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery of The Fairfield, Connecticut Public Library, The Keyes Gallery of The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek, Connecticut, and New Haven’s John Slade Ely House).
Laurie is a member of the Shoreline Arts Trail and of the Connecticut Women Artists Association . She attended the 10th Annual International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts in June 2016.
On Martha’s Vineyard, her paintings have been shown at the Gay Head Gallery, The Field Gallery, The Dragonfly Gallery, and The Hammond Harkins Gallery. She has been the recipient of numerous prizes for her art work, among them the All-Island Art Show Ruth Bogan Award and the Guilford Savings Bank Award at the Guilford Art League 2010 Annual Juried Exhibition. Her paintings hang in many private collections throughout the United States.
Most recently, Laurie’s paintings have been shown at The Greene Gallery in Guilford, Connecticut and, during COVID, in the virtual gallery of the West Tisbury Library in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.
IMAGE: Early Moon, Wasque, Summer, encaustic on wood panel, 6” x 6”, SOLD