Laura is a certified “Art Specialist” originally from Kelowna, BC. She attended Shawnigan Lake Private School on Vancouver Island for her high school years. This was where she really decided to make teaching art her career of choice. From Private School she carried onto Camosun College where she graduated from the “Visual Arts” program with a diploma. From there she transferred into third year at The University of Victoria for the “Art Education” program earning her Bachelor of Education Degree, certifying her to teach art at a senior high level.
Laura has been painting and drawing since she was very young and has now sold hundreds of original works. Laura puts great care, detail and a “piece of her heart” into each creation. Since returning to Vancouver Island Laura has been inspired by the absolute beauty of the Comox Valley and it’s very evident in her recent art works.
The MusicFest team was first drawn to Laura’s work in 2020 and asked her to create image for the poster. Sadly, that year the neither the Festival nor Laura’s work receive the exposure they deserved.
With the return of the live festival this July MusicFest once again called upon the talent of Laura to create the image for 2022.
“When the Vancouver Island MusicFest team contacted me this year to do their poster again, I was obviously super stoked to have another shot. After hearing the MusicFest team’s ideas I started to visualize how I would do the piece almost immediately. I did one sketch quite quickly and after some feedback “she” came out. My heart was pounding with excitement and I couldn’t wait to hear their reaction,” explained Laura.
The MusicFest team loved it! The image feels very natural and free flowing and gives an authentic sense of Vancouver Island’s nature, the music, its people and a sense of how everything is connected. “It’s time we came together to celebrate, with art and music in this little piece of paradise we get to call home!”
You can follow Laura on Instagram @laurajayneartstudio and on Facebook @laurajayneartstudio