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Laura Culver

San Rafael, CA

Laura Culver was raised in Orinda, CA and earned a B.S. in Graphic Design from UC Davis. After a career in stock photography and advertising, she settled in San Rafael CA, and for several years was an artist specializing in Hand-Colored Photography. However, her life changed in 2006, when she chanced upon a local oil painting class. A little fun became a driving passion, and she left the photography behind to pursue the creativity and challenge of plein air (outdoor) oil painting. Focusing on the “Colorist” approach, she gradually developed a distinctive style and palette of intense warm and cool colors. She has studied with Camille Przewodek, the Marin Art School and many others. Her oils have earned invitations to annual art shows including West Marin Wild, the Bolinas Museum and MarinScapes. She is an Artist member of the California Art Club, and also a member of the BayWood Artists, a small group of plein air painters dedicated to the preservation of local open spaces.

Marsh Dusk

Laura Culver

Bon Tempe with Fog

Laura Culver

Rural Sonoma

Laura Culver

Cedarville, CA

Laura Culver

Poppies & Pacific

Laura Culver

Nicasio Spring

Laura Culver

Olompali Hillside

Laura Culver

McInnis Dock

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Marsh Grasses

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Mt. Tam from Santa Venetia

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Sorich Ridge Afternoon

Laura Culver

Bayfront Afternoon

Laura Culver

Winter Creek

Laura Culver

Late Summer Light

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Stinson Overlook

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Redwoods

Laura Culver

Life on the Lagoon

Laura Culver

Rock Springs Trail

Laura Culver

Into the Morning Sun

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San Rafael Mission

Laura Culver

Retreating Mist

Laura Culver