As a painter, I interpret nature through my feelings and express what I see and feel. Painting from life gives me the necessary information, taking that with me back to the studio, I can re-interpret what I saw and felt outside and tell a story on my canvas.
I hope that the viewer will relate and be uplifted by my stories.
Laurie is a California Plein Air painter, with origins from San Francisco and the Bay Area. She first moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, turning her focus to painting full time once her two daughters were born. Growing up Berkeley, California, surrounded by painters, potters, and the natural beauty, she was familiar with the artistic tradition, which continues to inspire her landscape work. From New England roots, she is a direct descendent of painter John Trumbull, best known for The Signing of the Declaration of Independence and other depictions of the American Revolution.
Since earning her Master of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute she continues to study painting with many esteemed artists including Chinese master painter, Jove Wang, Glenn Dean, Calvin Liang, Ray Roberts, John Budicin, Peggy Kroll-Roberts, Joseph Mendez and others. Hendricks is a colorist who returns to nature for her subjects of women and children, floral, still life, and Plein Air landscapes. Her paintings hang in many private collections nationwide and internationally. Her Plein Air painting, “Malibu Oaks” hangs in the permanent collection of the Desert Art Museum in Palm Springs, California.
A member of the California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and SoCalpapa, Hendricks is well known for her California landscapes, impressionist portraits of children, as well as her “house portraits”. In addition to commissioned works, she teaches painting classes and workshops for children and adults.
Laurie Hendricks, MFA