Born in New Zealand in 1953. Found love for painting in a Paint-by-numbers set at age 13. Painted as a hobby over the years which saw her and her husband and daughter travel to England in 1972 and then to Canada in 1973. Took lessons in water colours in Burnaby, B.C. Now is taking up the challange of Acrylics. Mostly self-taught through books and trial and error. Laurel hopes to make her mark in the art community and make some friends along the way. Thank you for taking the time to view and comment on her work.