All I ever wanted to do was create. Growing up in a sports oriented household presented as quite the challenge. Rarely was there paper in the house so I had to be resourceful in finding my own supplies. Into the woods I went to collect flowers to press and later glue to scraps of wood. I used my aunt’s old nail polishes to paint rocks in my backyard. Nothing was smooth or pretty, all my creations were rough and unusual. I feel this lack of art supplies had a huge hand in making me the artist I am today. I absolutely love mixed media and texture, spending much of my time experimenting with different mediums and surfaces. There is never a straightforward answer to the question “how did you make that?” I enjoy many styles of painting and use a variety of challenging, innovative mediums and materials to create art.
Laura Van Horne is a mixed-media artist who works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, paper and textiles. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994. She studied at Pratt Fine Art Center, in Seattle, WA. Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art shows over the past 15 years.