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Laura Lloyd Fontaine

Laura Lloyd Fontaine


Laura Lloyd Fontaine lives in Charleston, SC and is recognized for her large, impressionist landscapes of the low country.  She refers to it as contemporary impressionism with a traditional flair. Her process of creating a painting is unique to most artist. She prepares her canvas with a foundation of Venetian Plaster, which is ground marble. She has many years of working with plaster in her earlier years when she worked with faux finishes. The technique of painting on plaster with many layers of glazes gives her paintings its beautiful glow. Laura finds that working on a textured surface, she is able  to layer color to create the depth of atmosphere.

In 2015, Laura was chosen as the Featured Artist of Kiawah's renown magazine, Kiawah Island Legends.

In 2018, Laura was commissioned to paint Drayton Hall, one of Charlestons most beautiful plantations. The painting will be auctioned off in the Spring of 2019 to raise money for the Preservation Trust. She was deeply honor finding out that she is the first artist to be chosen to paint and sketch the beautiful historical home since the 1800s.

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History at Hollins College in Roanoke, VA. She continued her studies at the Philadelphia College of Art.

Laura studied faux finishes in Great Neck, NY at the Finishing school, the masters of professional painted finishes.

Laura has taken many workshops from artists and has enjoyed traveling and learning from all of them.

2018 Drayton Hall's featured Artist
2017 Solo Show Reinert Fine Art Charleston, SC
2016 March, Solo Show Principle Gallery
2016 March, Speaker  and demonstration at the first Renaissance Woman of Charleston Event, Principle Gallery
2016 March, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art Auction
2016 April, One of three featured Artist for the Charleston Heart Ball
2016 April, Juried into Woman Painters of the Southeast annual show in Abingdon, VA
2016 Solo Show at Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2015 Chosen to be the Artist in Residence at the Principle Gallery
2015 Kiawah Island’s Featured Artist of the Year
2015 Charleston Style and Design an article in the Spring Spoleto Issue
2015 Solo Show Shain Gallery
2014 Juried into Woman Painters of the Southeast Annual Show, Lake Oconee, GA
2012 Best of Americas Oils published by Kennedy Publishing Co. chose several paintings to be featured in their annual book
2011 Honorable Mention at Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Show
2011 Juried into the Charleston Artist Wildlife Exhibit
2011 Juried into the Judith Ryan Williams Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit
2011 Honorable Mention at the Art League of Hilton Head
2004 Honorable Mention at COPA Paint Out

Professional Affiliations

Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
American Woman Artist
Woman Painters of the South East

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