About Laura

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Laura D’Onofrio is an accomplished watercolorist who has refined her area of expertise to specialize in portraiture. She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and has won several awards at a variety of art shows.

Laura has always been an artist. She has sketched from her earliest memory, but didn’t realize her talent until her early twenties. In college  she decided to experiment with a few art classes where she was introduced to the watercolor medium. She graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Art in 2007.

Many of her watercolor paintings are in color, but what has given her the greatest exposure and following has been her recent black and white portraiture pieces. She began these works in 2012 while expecting her second child, and from there it grew into a Sacred Art Series much admired by her Christian patrons.

Laura’s heart and soul are expressed in her works of Sacred Art, which when completed, will comprise of 12 pieces. She hopes to display her work at Christian book stores, galleries, art lectures and beyond. Her love of God and the infinite love He has for us are the cornerstone of these particular works.

Born and raised in Wilton, Laura has been a Connecticut resident for over 25 years, with a devoted love for the New England area. Laura’s greatest joy of all is spending time with her family.

Honors and Awards:

2014– Nancy Greene Memorial Award for “The Most Precious” with the Connecticut Watercolor Society

2012– “Brotherly Love” accepted into the Connecticut Watercolor Society show, eligible for membership into the society

2010– Esther Fay Memorial Award for “Megan in January” with the Connecticut Watercolor Society

2007– Honorable Mention – for “Old Plymouth” at the Spori Gallery in Rexburg, Idaho

2006– “1946 Chevrolet” accepted into the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho exhibit “Idaho paints Idaho.”

In the News:

“Poignant Painter” – New Canaan Advertiser, July 2014