Local artist Laurél Schmid will be exhibiting her artwork at local café Full of Beans throughout the month of July. The show will include a collection of the artist’s latest acrylic on canvas artworks, many inspired by her tropical surroundings, including images of flowers, the Caribbean Sea and sailboats.
“I choose my subject matter by what inspires me at the time; it could be a colour scheme I saw, or a piece of nature or an interesting texture,” Laurél said. “Each painting teaches me something new and opens a door to exploring something next. I have recently enjoyed the beauty of tropical flowers, including hibiscus, heliconia, and poppies, but I have also been intrigued by the fantastic colours of the sea and sky. I feel very blessed to live in a place that naturally lends itself to an artist’s palette!”
Originally from Wisconsin in the US, Laurél graduated from Mt. Mary College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She worked as a graphic artist for some 20 years, completing projects for clients in Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida and Germany. Laurél moved to Cayman in the late 90s.
An active member of the Visual Arts Society, Laurél has previously exhibited at the Visual Arts Society’s annual show and at the organisation’s “Artist of the Season” show. Laurél has also exhibited at the popular annual art event, [email protected], held in the grounds of the governor’s house on Seven Mile Beach. Most recently she joined forces with local artist John Broad in the group project to recreate the Mona Lisa at Camana Bay.
Located in Pasadora Place on Smith Road, Full of Beans is a strong supporter of the local arts scene, offering a venue for local artists to showcase their work on a monthly basis.