Laurel was born in Warragul and began painting in 1995. Since then her paintings have found their way into collections in England, Japan, Singapore, America as well as Australia wide.
Being a keen gardener, a love of nature and colour are common threads in her work and she finds the immediacy of still life and flower studies a perfect contrast to the careful research needed for depicting our beautiful native birds.
Laurel paints in all mediums, acrylic, oil and pastel. She finds pastel perfect for the texture of feathers, but has perfected her use of the other mediums over recent years.