Laura McManus

 Hemlock Forest   5" 48 x 48, acrylic on canvas.

Hemlock Forest

5" 48 x 48, acrylic on canvas.

 Sun Down   18 x 24, acrylic on canvas.

Sun Down

18 x 24, acrylic on canvas.

 Red Trees   18 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Red Trees

18 x 24, acrylic on canvas

 Winter Moon   16 x 24, acrylic on canvas.

Winter Moon

16 x 24, acrylic on canvas.

 White Flowers on Orange   12 x 12, acrylic on canvas

White Flowers on Orange

12 x 12, acrylic on canvas

 Daisies and Posies on Blue   16 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Daisies and Posies on Blue

16 x 24, acrylic on canvas

 Hemlock Forest   4" 45 x 45, acrylic on canvas.

Hemlock Forest

4" 45 x 45, acrylic on canvas.

 Rose Sky, Big Moon   18x24, acrylic on canvas.

Rose Sky, Big Moon

18x24, acrylic on canvas.

  Donovan's Reef, Remix, 35 x 47, acrylic on canvas.

Donovan's Reef, Remix, 35 x 47, acrylic on canvas.

 

Artist Statement

Each piece of Laura's work is a study in color theory and composition where music plays a supreme part. Her work pulses with energy as color and lines resound with the jazz she listens to, her paintbrush responding to the music and her environment. 
The artist lives part of the year in the Caribbean and the other in North Eastern Pennsylvania where she is enchanted by the forests and lakes. "Out my window are streams with craggy rocks, hemlock forests full of animation and of deep dark green." Even in winter when it can look dismal and so cold there is color everywhere if you look and listen closely. In this latest round of work I have been enjoying changing my color palette over to the upcoming winter. I find my work need not be devoid of color after the leaves have fallen. The elements of her work reverberate and hum with quantum movement.

 

Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae
 

  Laura has a BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe, Indonesia, Australia and the Caribbean.