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I am a landscape painter working in the tradition of the California impressionists, and I love capturing the unique light and atmosphere of the West. I paint primarily in oils on location which requires that I work efficiently to interpret the experience of being in a particular place in a particular fleeting moment. 

Through painting I experience a pause in the midst of my often hectic life as mother, wife, and educator in the busy urban sprawl of Los Angeles. These moments are opportunities to see with new eyes, to find unexpected beauty, and to allow the unique gifts of this moment and this place to sink in deep and enrich my life.  It is my hope that the work I create will provide occasion for you, too, to pause and reflect, to see the world with fresh eyes, and to appreciate the stunning gift of place and time.

All the best, 



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Laura Rosenkranz lives with her husband and three children in Southern California. As a painter in oils and watercolor, she enjoys painting on location in the mountains, hills, and coastal areas of her native California.

Laura has been drawing and painting since her childhood. She earned a BA (summa cum laude) from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1996, with a major in English and minor in art. Since discovering the historical California impressionists, she has devoted more time and energy to painting, especially en plein air. She has studied painting with Dan Schultz, Matt Smith, John Burton, and Frank Serrano.

Currently, Laura home schools her children, teaches art classes in her studio, and slips away as often as she can to explore and paint the local land and water. She is an artist member of the Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association and an associate artist member of the California Art Club. Laura’s work has been exhibited in juried shows throughout Southern California.