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​​Laura grew up on the New Jersey shore and moved to Vermont to attend Middlebury College.  She raised her her children and animals on a working farm while working as a natural science illustrator.    In addition to her art she has become well known for her work in recreating the Old Fashioned Farm Collie. Please see the website at  In 2005 Laura moved to the West Village in New York City, where Brush and Bone Portraits was born. Her intimate knowledge of animals, combined with a traditional painting style, give her portraits an old fashioned elegance and charm. 

Laura's daughter, Emilie Lee, is also a painter in the classical tradition. A graduate of the Grand Central Academy of Art and the Hudson River Landscape Painting Fellowship, Emilie's focus is on traditional landscape painting. The link to her website is


BFA Middlebury College  

Thomas Watson Fellowship 

Private Study with Kate Gridley  
Art Students League
(Nelson Shanks) 


New York Academy of Art
(Hal Brooks)​

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