Laura Lee Moreland was born in Kingston to a family whose were among the first 20 Loyalist families who were sent to settle Kingston by King George III in 1783. Despite her long connection with Kingston, Laura recently relocated to Guelph 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 was forced to change mediums.
Laura then studied in oils under the 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. She paints primarily classically, in oil; however, she still enjoys playing with other mediums.
This was not Laura’s first formal training. She has often taken courses, she was educated in Sheridan College, crafts and design where she majored in glass and fabric. She convocated from Queen’s University Arts. She won many bursaries and scholarships, including a $30K millennium scholarship as well as the Barbara Paul Prize, which at the time was the most prestigious award given to female students.
Before attending Queen’s, 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. After Queen’s, 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 and european elite.
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. Her work has been seen on local, provincial and national stages. She has participated in countless shows, both shared and solo and her work hangs all over the world.
What People Say
My illustrious lordship, I’ll show you what a woman can do.Artemesia Gentileschi
He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.Leonardo DaVinci
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.Michelangelo