Working primarily in oils, Laura Atkins’ paintings are often described as addictive, atmospheric vignettes filled with metaphors. Painting in the style of Imaginative Realism, her subjects could be said to have timelessness. Mostly self-taught, Laura has recently been a studio assistant to her Mentor, Portrait Artist Leslie Adams. She has attended workshops by Kate Stone and David Gray, researches techniques constantly, and continues to study the Art of the Masters in the Detroit Institute of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Laura has often stated that she feels she is living in a modern day Renaissance as there are some very wonderful living Artists, that she admires. “Embracing the Illustrative Arts, it is natural that my paintings have illustrative narratives. I frequently employ metaphors that help me address certain dilemmas from past and present. My process involves an indirect painting technique, this means that there is a buildup of layers and great care is required to execute my paintings.”

~ Laura Atkins ~


Women Painting Women, Richard J Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY – 2015

Crooked Tree Art Center Annual Juried Show, Petoskey, MI – 2015

Michigan Fine Art Juried Show, Birmingham, MI – 2015

Inked II, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI – 2015

Monroe City County Fine Art Juried, Show Best in Show – 2015

Zusammenarbeit Group Show, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI – 2015

Bedford Area Juried Art Show, Best in Show – 2014, 2013

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids MI – 2014

MOMAC Group Show – 2015, 2014

Michigan Renaissance Mermaid Mural – 2014

Monroe Fine Art Juried Fair – 2014, 2012

Monroe Art League Members Juried Show, Best in Show – 2013, 2014

Homage Group Show, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI – 2013

Poison Apples Group Show, Detroit MI – 2012

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