In her sunny studio tucked away in the beauty of central Vermont, Laura Shaw creates a whimsical world with a tiny paintbrush, a needle-sized pen and her favorite watercolors. Since 1996, she has been selling cards and prints in galleries, at art shows and to retailers, delighting her customers.
Laura was a licensed artist with Schurman Retail Group, where her cards were sold in hundreds of Papyrus stores nationwide. (Sadly, all Papyrus stores closed at the beginning of 2020.) Reflecting on her time with Papyrus, Laura says, “It was a wonderful experience, and I loved those stores and the people I worked with.”
Laura’s colorful suns have made numerous appearances on CBS Sunday Morning. She created a painting of sunglasses specifically for their story about Elton John. When the show ran a story about Q-tips, Laura’s black-and-white sun was used, so she titled the piece Sun Q-Tip.
Laura was also commissioned to create a painting of a garden for Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady. Her art and studio have appeared on Vermont CBS affiliate WCAX on their Made in Vermont series. Primarily self-taught, she also studied at Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan.
Laura lives happily in a cute little country house in Vermont with her partner, Paul. She enjoys creativity, reading biographies of classic movie stars, and watching episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show while she works. Her house is filled with twinkle lights.