Laura was born in Oakland, California and currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received a BFA from Brigham Young University in Studio Art, as well as an MAT from George Mason University. Her work examines broad themes including time, nature, identity, and faith. Using objects (both manmade and organic) in her process, Laura’s paintings are rich in detail and texture. Laura's work has been exhibited in Maryland, Virginia, Utah, New York City, and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.