You are here

ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

laura jenkins

laura jenkins

Artist Information

County
Worcester County
Phone
410 289 9100
Artistic Category

Traditional Arts

Artist Statement

The incredible beauty that surrounds us and having the opportunity to translate that beauty with paint onto canvas, is some days challenging and some days effortless. I never come away not having learned something .... what a gift.

Artist Bio

I am an oil painter from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I paint in the studio as well as en plein air.

I have been surrounded by art for as long as I can remember. My grandfather was Dutch and his family in Holland were all painters. My father was gifted as an artist later in years, as well as my mother, so I am fortunate to have been exposed at a young age, not only to painting, but music, literature and dance.

I am not a believer that talent is genetic. I think that the passion to create, regardless of genre or medium, comes from exposure and the experiences that we have with it. If there is a willingness to work hard and explore the unknowns, the possibilities are endless.

I began drawing as a teen and loved it, however, life and other aspects of it took precedence until about ten years ago. I had sketched in watercolor, for a while, but wanted a medium that was not so immediate, so I tried oils. I loved the ability to move the paint around and found it had a forgiveness that watercolor did not.

The process of creating is truly amazing. What I have learned about myself has been the greatest surprise. Art truly mimics life.

Being able to paint is such a gift. To try and recreate the beauty that surrounds us is so exciting and being able to share my attempts is wonderful.