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
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.