Laurie Hendricks, M.F.A., is a plein air artist who has been traveling abroad to paint and teach for over 15 years. During her gallery talk at the Santa Paula Art Museum on Saturday, June 16, 2018, Hendricks will share the joys of seeing foreign lands through the eyes of a painter and the excitement of coming home with treasured “studies” from which to create larger studio works. While the thought of traveling with paints may be daunting for some, Hendricks will share her tips and tricks for traveling light with oil paints, watercolors and sketchbooks in tow.
Originally from the Bay Area, Laurie Hendricks first moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and after some success in this field, turned her focus to painting full time once her two daughters were born. From New England roots, she is a direct descendant of painter John Trumbull, best known for The Signing of the Declaration of Independence and other depictions of the American Revolution. Since earning her Master of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, she has continued to study painting, drawing and art history, viewing art as life long learning. Hendricks is a colorist who returns to nature for her subjects, many of which are painted “en plein air” in the Impressionist tradition.
Currently, Hendricks owns her own gallery in South Pasadena. She spends much of the year traveling to painting locations and participating in plein air events. She has been teaching painting classes in her studio for over 20 years as well as workshops along the California Coast and Europe. To learn more about Laurie, please visit: http://lauriehendricksart.com/
IMAGE CREDIT: "Caffe Vicolo del Cinque” by Laurie Hendricks, oil, Collection of the artist © Laurie Hendricks.