Laurel Herbold is a Cleveland, OH based freelance artist exhibiting and providing custom art and mural services throughout Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area since 1994. Often in collaboration with interior designers, engineers and architects to develop site-specific artwork, her process begins with conceptual design and results in skillfully customized artwork, mural and faux/specialty finishes for residential and commercial spaces. She has maintained her studio/gallery space at the popular West 78th St. Studios since March 2011 and is always available for consultation and private tours of her gallery collection.
She is also the creator of The Wee People. Her stylized paintings and ink drawings of tiny silhouetted figures has expanded into a wide range of fine art as well as a growing line of merchandise and collectables. The universal theme of unity and the whimsical nature of her work makes them ideal for many custom designs and public installations.
Her paintings displayed in this exhibit hover between abstract and surreal, and showcase Laurel’s love for precise organic form and a unique and engaging use of color.“I am considered a painter, but I believe that striving to be a well rounded artist involves being familiar with as many mediums as possible. Due to the varied nature of my custom work, over the years I have found myself becoming educated in the applications of ceramics, jewelry fabrication, stained glass, gold leaf application, oil, acrylic, watercolor painting and some 3D work. Being faced with an array of creative challenges from my clients leads to a great deal of experimentation with many different materials and continually expands my creative process. Viewers will notice a strong abstract or surreal quality to my work, but I am almost always inspired by the unparalleled design and elements of nature.”
Come and visit Laurel’s studio/gallery #107 at 78th St. Studios on Cleveland’s west side. The building features a giant indoor art walk on the third Friday of each month. For more information or to arrange a consultation, feel free to contact Laurel at email@example.com