Laurie P.

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Richmond, Virginia, United States
Introduction Welcome to my blog! I am a silk painting artist - having dabbled in a number of areas of artistic expression - oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink. I ventured into silk painting a couple of years ago after I took a workshop with renowned artist Olivia Batchelder of Laguna Beach, California. What a wonderful and inspirational teacher she was! Since then I have been forever hooked with anything to do with textile design/silk painting. I find the dyes that I use (French imported DuPont) are so vibrant - unlike any other medium I have ever used. I am slowing finding my "niche" in the art world and would love to inspire and make other people happy when viewing or wearing my work! I am now happy to say that my work as evolved into making designs for pattern repeats for fabric! Instead of spending hours painting a scarf I now paint and upload the painted scans to my computer and make them into a pattern. Once that is complete I upload the Jpegs to my site on and I can print all my designs many times on different types of fabric. Visit my Spoonflower site at Thanks for stopping by!
Interests Silk Painting, Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic Painting, Reading, Crossword Puzzles, DIY
Favorite Movies Legally Blonde (the first one), Overboard (an old movie with Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell), any Pink Panther movie with Peter Sellers
Favorite Music I like just about any kind of music - I especially like anything Hawaiian or steel drum - reminds me of being in the islands.
Favorite Books My all time favorite is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. Most find this book depressing, but I found the writing to be the best ever. Also loved the Kite Runner. I like anything historical or autobiographical