Originally from New York, Laurie now lives in West Virginia. She has been painting watercolors for the last 25 years. Laurie continues to experiment with new techniques in watercolor and watercolor/acrylic. She has exhibited her work in the US, Japan, Turkey, Greece, Canada and China. She is a much sought after workshop instructor and exhibition juror. Her work focus on city scapes, portraits and still life. She has been published in The Splash Series, Watercolor Artist Magazine, and the Art of Watercolor Magazine. She has published her first art book in 2021, entitled Her Voice, including nine other women watermedia artists. In 2017 her work earned the High Winds Medal Award at the 150th Anniversary of the American Watercolor Society Exhibition. She was invited to the International Watercolor Masters in England in 2022 and 2024.