About the Artist

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I live in Richmond, Virginia, a city with enough music, art, and historic neighborhoods to make me feel as at home as I did in my native city of New Orleans. While I am a corporate copyeditor, I still think of myself as a painter, and I bridge those worlds with heavy reading, creative exercises, and networking with others in my field who also like building and sharing ideas.

My pet paintings are light-hearted and sentimental. And my human portraits are glimpses of stolen moments, quiet but still colorful and expressive. They all provide a challenge that is both scientific in application and zen in feel; hours slip away while I address anatomy, mood, color, and texture. My hope is to capture the spirit of something or someone and leave you with a work that you will enjoy visually engaging with every day — something you will wonder at and hold close to your heart.

Contact me at laura@campbell-bonner.com.


2 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. Thank you!! Mary K. and friends commissioned you to paint my beloved Riley Roo Roo. You may have never met her, but u captured her smile and spirit with you skill. She was my girl. Although I have had other dogs she was the one connected to my everything. She helped me train a lot of foster dogs over the years and was my constant companion through life changes. I miss her dearly. Your painting means a lot to me, knowing I have friends who care enough to connect with you to bring me this gift is comforting. From the bottom of my heart, thank you
    Kim L. Elias Elias-Frock
    York, Pennsylvania

  2. Oh, I am so glad you liked the painting. I was hoping so. The nice thing about these paintings is that they mean something to the people who commission them or receive them. And that makes me happy. I also enjoy the fun of capturing the spirit of the pet with all of this fun color and brushstroke. I can struggle at times with the creative process, but really, it’s all good in the end.

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