Laura Abbott

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Laura Abbott

United States

I had a yearning to understand the language of painting realism long before I started my journey to attend The Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada.  I have been traveling 100 miles between Buffalo, NY and the Academy one day a week for 17 years under the instruction of Fernando Freitas.  I am embracing the mystery and language of realism and am forever grateful.  Sadly, I am entering my work during the pandemic of 2020 and the Canadian border is closed.  I must reach deep to listen to Fernando's guidance while working independently.  The Academy has become my artist family.

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