Laura learned the basic technique of batik from her high school art teacher, Rowena MacPhail, went on to attend several art schools, graduating summa cum laude with a BFA in Art Education and Art History from the College of Fine Arts, Ohio University. She had a successful career as an award winning graphic designer and creative director (working for National Geographic Society and winning awards from AIGA, Print, and more), all the while exhibiting her fine art work. Her batik paintings are unique and have garnered many awards. She also has extensive experience in teaching and continues to do so including in outreach programs. Her studio is in the Philadelphia area and she is represented by The Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia.