Laura Luisa Cowell
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  • Skokie, IL
  • United States

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Unusual commission requests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Luisa Cowell Feb 11, 2016. 1 Reply

Every once in a while I get an unusual request. Does that happen to anyone else? It must.This week I was asked to paint four hand carved propellers for a whirligig a woodworker is making. The theme…READ MORE

 

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"Just curious, why no white?Picasso-Portrait-2.jpg"
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Hello,

My name is Laura Luisa Cowell. I am currently enjoying an encore career as a painter of pet portraits, children's furniture, toys and ceramic tiles.

I hold a BFA and an MFA in Theatrical Set Design. For many years I worked designing and painting for theater, opera, ballet and TV. These companies have included the New York City Opera, The American Ballet Theater, the Santa Fe Opera, Boston Opera Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville and many more.

In the late 1980's I began working in the special events industry in New York and continued in that field after moving back to Chicago in 1989. This led to several years as a partner in a premier Chicago company, Millennium Special Events.

About ten years ago I retired from that field and began painting on my own. Also worked for Chicago Dog Walkers for seven years, to make actual money. My poor old feet forced me to retire from that last winter. Although I do miss my days outside with my puppy pals.

At this time I am mainly focusing on pet portraiture, toys, children's furniture and ceramic tiles.

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At 3:09pm on February 10, 2016, Dave Smith said…
Hi Laura, thanks for the lovely comments about my Buster. Love your portfolio what medium do you use? Dave.
At 7:34pm on June 13, 2015, sharon oppenheimer said…

Loved looking through your work !!  Impossible to pick favorites. Love them all !! Looking forward to much more !!

At 4:42am on November 3, 2014, Mark Bedwell said…

Hehe!......I've now got a picture in my head of a couple of cats hanging on a clothes line pegged to some hangers.  :o)

Seriously though, have you ever tried washing a cat?.......I'd rather scrap with a couple of pit bulls!

At 2:24pm on November 2, 2014, Mark Bedwell said…

Hahaha!..........Bang on Laura, there's two good reasons for not using oils. I can think of a couple more reasons.......there's far too much faffery involved before you even start painting, and it's mind bendigly expensive.

P.S. Have you ever tried having the cats dry cleaned?  :o)

At 10:28am on November 2, 2014, Mark Bedwell said…

Hi Laura, pleased to meet you. I'm liking your artwork lots, especially your pooch portraits.........outstanding!

What medium do you use?

At 10:14am on August 26, 2014, Pat said…

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