Artist Profile: Laura Angress

Laura Angress is a featured artist in our spring ’21 show, Its All About Color, opening April 17, through May 30.

Laura Angress, born and raised in Monmouth County and owner of Murals by Laura, has been a full time artist since 2006.  After graduating with a Fine Arts degree, with honors, from Rowan University in 1996 she continued her education at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, MO.   She then went on to work for Nordstrom as stylist, regional interior specialist and manager in Visual Merchandising for more than a decade.  Inspired by seeing the Sistine Chapel in Rome in person in 2006, Laura decided to start her leave of the corporate world and become an artist full time.  Laura’s commissioned works include murals, fine art canvases and decorative wall finishes in businesses and homes.  She has created many commissioned canvases for Karen Lozner, Fashion Designer and owner of Karen’s School of Fashion (KSOF).  Laura’s first beach series paintings were purchased by Dr. Jennifer Morrison and adorn the walls of Morrison Orthodontics.  Her themes vary from beach, lakes, fashion, dog portraits, sports, animals, cityscapes  and underwater seascapes.  Laura also worked as an Art Instructor at Pinot’s Palette, Manalapan from 2017 – 2020.  She has won various awards for her work including the Nordstrom Corporate Visual Award, and various awards from the Freehold Art Society with her lake paintings.  Laura has been commissioned to paint over 90 murals and canvases for various businesses and residences all over New Jersey.  Laura is a member of the Freehold Art Society and an Exhibiting Artist at the Guild Of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ. She prefers to paint large canvases with acrylic as her medium.  She currently resides in Freehold, NJ with her husband, two children and dog. 

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