Laurel Thorndike

       Laurel grew up painting and drawing. She uses both research and her innate intuitiveness for creating all her images. For over twenty years she has been interested in Celtic myths & legends, Native American cultures, Dia de los Muertos celebration, metaphysical & spiritual explorations in connection to the natural world. She adds these elements, as well as music, personal emotions and experiences, including 14 years of dance training to all her work to create pieces that are not just aesthetically beautiful, but meaningful and thought provoking as well.

Beginning Illustration - Marc Scheff                                                  2016
SmArt school, Online instruction                                                   
                                                                                     
IMC: Illustrators Master Class, Amherst College                              2014
A one week intensive, with some of the finest illustrators in the country
                                                                                            
Intro to Photoshop, Greenfield Community College                         2013
                                                                                      
Photography 1 & 2, Greenfield Community College                         2002

Art                                                                                                       
Greenfield Community College                                                           2000
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Watercolor 1 & 2

Painting                                                                                           1992-2003
Private Study with artist/illustrator Julie Hall Rocke
Once a week, one on one study, with artist over a three year period.
Color theory, composition and design, technique & materials.

Shows

Juried Art on the Mountain, Wilmington VT                                                    2004 & 2005

Northeastern Fine Arts juried Exhibition, Green Trees Gallery Northfield MA    2005

Art & Imagination Gallery, Shelburne Falls MA                                               2005 & 2008

Crafts of Colrain annual Studio Tour                                                                2008-2013

  Currently a selection of work is on display at The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield MA,  Moldavite Dreams, Greenfield MA, & Luz de Luna, San Francisco. 

 Tarot de los Muertos paintings