Laura Moreland was born in Kingston in 1965 to a family who were among the first 20 Loyalist families who were sent to settle Kingston by King George III in 1783. She currently shares her time between her tiny house in the Kingston area and Hamilton Ontario.
Laura’s earlier work is primarily acrylic on canvas, but due to a life altering medical diagnosis that includes severe allergies to acrylic she had to change mediums.
Laura then studied in oils under Master Paul Richard James whose provenance works back through to the early Italian Renaissance period; the masters above her include such well known artists as, Pietro Annigoni, Jacques-Louis David, Cigoli, Bronzino, Pontormo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
This was not her first formal training. Laura has often taken courses and further to this she was educated in Sheridan College, crafts and design where she majored in glass and fabric, then she went on to Queen’s University where she won many bursaries and scholarships and in 2000 she won the Barbara Paul Prize.
Laura, spent a number of years as an art dealer, selling her own work along with that of other artists including Pieter Doef and Helen Benda. She also worked as an art teacher at the prestigious Munich International School in Bavaria, Germany, which is a school that serves a number of royal families.
You can find Laura's work here.
Her work has been was selected and used in the movie” Fault” as well as on the cover of an eco travel magazine in Brazil to highlight the Kingston area.