2020 Monuments & Canyons Artist: Laura Gable

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Art has been my language since I was very young. The expression of plein air painting nourishes a dual need that I have: to be outdoors in nature and also to express the subtle nuances of color, light and shadow on the natural forms. I’m drawn to a lyrical movement found both in the intimacy of close-in vignettes, and the quietude of vast vistas.

I reside in the arid side of Washington state, in Kennewick, where painting outdoors is possible nearly year round (an area rich in fertile vineyards and nearby basalt cliffs). I’ve been painting professionally for over 20 years. My work has shown in several group exhibits on a regional and national basis including the American Impressionists Society and the Outdoor Painters Society. I’ve won an honorable mention in a digital exhibition of the Oil Painters of America. I’ve traveled to and participated in several plein air competitions including: the Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ; the Plein Air Glacier National Park Event, Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT; the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Festival, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA; and the Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts in Joseph, OR.

I am currently represented by the Gallery at the Park, and the Neva Scott Gallery in Richland, Washington. I am a member of the Oil Painters of Americas, the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Washington Artists, Plein Air Artists Colorado and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Society.