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Laura Culver

San Rafael, CA

My goal is to see with my heart and eyes, and paint the landscape in the language of light. The balance between warm and cool colors is of utmost importance to me.

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 a member of the BayWood Artists, a small group of plein air painters dedicated to the preservation of local open spaces.

Alpine Lake at Dusk

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Into the Morning Sun

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Lakeville Barn

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Ellis Trailhead

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Summer Day, Marin

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Oak Passage

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St. Mary's, Nicasio

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Sorich Ridge Afternoon

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San Rafael Mission

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Retreating Mist

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Morning Marsh

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Green Cottage

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Goat Shed

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Fog Lift

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Morning Reflections

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Bodega Coastline

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