The Art of Laura Niemi

Laura Niemi lives in Cambridge, by way of Worcester, SoCal, and Portland Oregon. I first saw her work when she was a student at Clark University. It was evident that her talent was raw, true and brilliant and her delivery was provocative. She paints predominately landscapes and imagery with birds imposing her own passion for her subject matter and deep breath of thought. With her amazing artistic talent and her passion for psychology she is currently pursuing a masters in art therapy from Lesley University, while working as an artist at Checkerboard Ltd.

In October, I was happy to have Laura join us for Cirque du Noir, a fundraiser for the Worcester County Food Bank. Her talent and ability to be spontaneous as she collaborated with 5 other Worcester artists for an art fusion was amazing. Her donation to the event was the top selection here, Chinatown Puddles, a favorite of mine. The way she intuitively captures the reflections and light is remarkable. See more photos of the event and Laura in action.

The painting of the YoYo, a mysterious and haunting feeling takes hold as the contrast of black and white shadows play off the movement. At the showing of this painting, people were intoxicated by the rhythm. The last selection, Jazz Cigarettes, hangs on my wall. It is of Kelly Square in Worcester, Massachusetts. Not a single person walks in without going over to it and taking it in.

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