Award‐winning painter Laura Culic works in beeswax, dry pigments and oil paint.
Laura’s work is available directly from her studios in Toronto or Maynooth, Ontario, and is represented by galleries in Toronto and beyond. She also regularly participates in a number of art fairs throughout southern Ontario.
Recent awards include Best in Show at the Ontario Society of Artist’s 139th Open Juried Exhibition and Best in Painting at the 51st Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
Many corporate, private and government collections have acquired pieces by Ms. Culic. An elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, she is also a recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant.
Laura’s evocative landscapes and abstracts are inspired by her love of the wild places and her commitment to environmental conservation.
Art in the Time of Quarantine
I am still actively painting and selling my art directly, and through the galleries who represent me. I would be delighted to ensure the personal, health‐optimized, delivery of any painting I have, as well as completing any commissioned works.
The galleries that carry my work, even though physically closed, are still selling my work, and I appreciate how creatively they’ve dealt with such a monumental shift in providing art to their discerning clients.
It seems, as people adapt and come to terms with the changes in our world, many are looking for ways to add meaning to their lives or enrich a home environment, and it appears that interest in having fine art has not waned these days, and may in fact be on the rise.
It’s been an interesting and fulfilling experience, to paint with little anticipation of shows or sales, and I have taken this time to explore some large land‐ and map‐based abstract pieces. These days of being home‐bound have inspired a strong creative urge to figuratively ramble and wander within the imaginary terrains and topographies in my work. I feel grateful and very privileged in these unsettled times to have the security of a safe environment, as well as a painting practice that occupies me.
Art fairs and shows for the summer have been necessarily canceled. However the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is running a special ten‐day online edition for 2020, and I am thrilled and honoured to have been juried once again into this prestigious show. TOAF can be viewed online and art purchased directly from artists July 2 to 12.
I hope that as our world emerges from this health crisis, we remember to maintain the extraordinary kindness, connection and caring we have acted with and witnessed over these past weeks. I wish everyone health and well‐being, and peace.
Here’s a selection of some of my most recent paintings.
Hastings County produced a small video featurette on my work and my gallery, and will give you an idea of my space and how I work.