Laura Jo Pierce

Laura Jo Pierce always maintains a positive attitude, beginning and ending each day with a friendly “ Good Morning” and “Have a Good Evening.” Often, she offers to “cheer up the day” by sharing one of her lush, abstract oil pastel landscapes. In her latest work, Laura has begun to incorporate poetry and other observational musings about her day into her drawings. Often dating her pieces before she starts to write, Laura scratches heartfelt words into her colorful pastel surfaces or blends diaristic text with calligraphy ink in her ethereal watercolors. Her drawings thus serve as both daily record and private journal, reflecting on both the quotidian and seemingly fleeting parts to life’s routine that often get casually overlooked.

Born 1954, Oakland, California.