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Biography

     Laurel Hart was raised in Salt Lake City and is a graduate of the University of Utah. She enjoys painting the landmarks of her beautiful state, from the red rock canyons to the remote pioneer structures that are still to be found throughout the landscape. She has studied painting for nearly three decades from local as well as national art instructors and has been invited to teach workshops for a number of art organizations.
     Laurel's paintings have hung in national juried exhibitions from coast to coast, including those of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Her work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and the popular watercolor books, Splash Eight, and Splash Nine. She is the author of the book, Putting People in Your Paintings, published by North Light Books in 2007. 
     Laurel is a signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, the fulfillment of a longtime dream for her, and holds additional signature memberships in the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Western Federation Society, and the Utah Watercolor Society. Her paintings have won numerous awards, including the Gold Medal of Honor in the 2005 American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, one of the highlights of her art career. Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout the country, including the Utah State Capitol Building.
     In June of 2008, Utah’s Governor Jon Huntsman honored her with a one person show at the Governor’s Mansion.
     Recent shows include a two person show at Relics Gallery, University Of Utah's Pioneer Memorial Theater, and the Zion's Bank Art Show of 2016

Artist’s Statement

As an artist it is more important for me to paint the excitement I feel for a subject than it is to create a photorealistic rendering of it; consequently my paintings lean more to impressionism than realism. Painting for me is a way to communicate emotions that can’t be expressed through the language of words alone. I tend to work in an abbreviated style where the suggestion is more important than the completed statement, as I believe leaving some things unsaid allows the viewer’s vision to come into play. I’ve learned that the less I give away in my paintings, the more people seem to find in them. Light is always the subject I find most exciting. I’m particularly drawn to the dramatic extremes of subjects bathed in full sun, or those backlit in minimal rim lighting.

Awards Etc.

     Laurel's paintings have won numerous awards, including the Gold Medal of Honor in the 2005 American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, one of the highlights of her art career. She has also received awards through the Utah Watercolor Society, including two Best of Shows. Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout the country, including the Utah State Capitol Building.

Laurel’s work can be seen on her website at laurelhart.com

Studio:

Baldwin Radio Factory #26
3474 S 2300 E,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
United States
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Gallery:

Relics Framemakers & Gallery
4685 S Holladay Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

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