Artist’s Bio

Laurie Myers has taught art to elementary school students for about 20 years. She developed a program to bring art history and technique into the classroom. Although her many projects have yielded satisfying student work, she always stresses it is the process of making art that is the joy.

She has written two books on her program and her ideas on teaching. Laurie has made several TV programs teaching from her books. They are shown in conjunction with the “Life in the Arts” series on AMPTV. She has taught watercolor workshops for the Artists in the Schools Program. In 2008, she was the recipient of the employee recognition award from the California State Assembly and the Alisal Foundation for the Arts. She taught art full time at John E. Steinbeck School in Salinas, California.

From 2010 to 2012 she worked as the Arts in Education Coordinator for the Arts Council for Monterey County. Her mission was to bring the joy of art to as many people as possible.

Recently she was commissioned to paint the California Rodeo’s commemorative poster for 2014.  The poster is available for sale at

She also has brought her watercolor background into painting silk scarves, rendering her fine art wearable.

She attended school in Southern California and Lausanne, Switzerland. As an artist, she is self-taught. Laurie has a special style that incorporates an impressionist approach to a very realistic subject matter. She lives on a ranch and is surrounded by horses, cowboy gear and Skip, a true cowboy. They all inspire her every painting. She has only to look out her window for ever changing subjects and light.

“We travel many trails, full of joys and sorrows. When you cross mine I hope I can bring a moment of happiness.” -Laurie Myers

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