Laurie Fields began her career as a textile designer in New York City, which inspires her latest work. Her current mixed-media wall pieces are textured, multilayered and could easily be imagined as a printed fabric.
“For me, a walk through Home Depot is as inspirational as watching a sunset,” she said. “The aisles filled with cement, metal, roofing and building materials stir my imagination, as I think about new ways to use them. My work is a combination of various materials, textures and oil/acrylic paint, used to produce innovative pieces for both residential and commercial settings.”
Fields holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Hartford. She has been a juried-in resident artist at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut. Her work is in the collection of the Vanderbilt family, as well as such corporate collections as IBM, General Foods, Hyatt Regency, Westinghouse, Geico and others. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Designer, Interior Design and Home Entertainment magazines.
Her studio is now located at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, where she has been a resident artist since 1981.