About the Artist
Laurie Celine Balliett conveys her excitement about living in astounding places with her contemporary landscapes. Her expressive representational paintings evoke passion about nature. Laurie began painting in college while studying environmental philosophy. An extended trip to Taos in 2009 propelled her into painting plein-air landscapes. When not painting outside on location, she paints in the studio, where she blends the memory of her emotion in the environment, with her intuitive sense of color harmony and composition. Her canvases present her passion about nature and wild places, while sometimes bringing in evidence of human existence. She is the 4th great granddaughter of the Hudson River School Painter, Jasper Francis Cropsey.
Laurie has exhibited in New Mexico, Colorado, and Massachusetts and her paintings hang on collectors’ walls in St. Maarten (Deutsch), Canada, California, Texas, New Jersey, Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Mexico. She grew up in Texas and Colorado, and as a child spent summers in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Before going to Mount Holyoke College, Laurie moved from Colorado to the art colony, Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Since then, she has lived in New Mexico, Vermont, Colorado, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she still returns to paint. In 2013 Laurie moved to Taos, New Mexico where she found solace in painting and writing for over five years. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
2019 Taos Center for the Arts Juried Solo Show, The Taos Historic Inn January - May.
2018 Farmhouse Cafe and Gallery solo show, January - March
2017 Millicent Rogers Museum Miniature show, January-February, Taos, NM
2016 Farmhouse Cafe and Gallery solo show, December 2016 - February 2017
2016 Taos Open, Fall Arts Festival, September 2015
2015 Taos Artist Collective, May, June 2015
2015 Taos Select, Taos Fall Arts Festival, September 2015
2015 Millicent Rogers Museum Miniature show, January-February, Taos, NM.
2014 - 2018 Desert Dolphin Art Studio, El Prado, NM
2014 Taos Community Arts, Quick Draw and Auction, Taos, NM
2014 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Open, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, NM
2014 Charles Collins Gallery, Taos, NM
2013, 2012, 2011 Laurie Balliett Fine Art Studio, Eastham, MA
2013 Solo Show: Salt Pond Visitors Center, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Orleans Medical Center Gallery, East Orleans, featured artist.
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
2013, 2012, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA, Plein Air Paint Out Shows and Receptions
2012, Moab Utah Plein Air Paint Out, Quick Draw, and Group Show, Moab, UT 2012 Dancing Turnip Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2011 Cotuit Arts Center, Cotuit, MA, “Wild Things” Juried Show
2010 Three Fish and a Ram, Mashpee, MA
2010 Solo Show, Rockland Trust Bank: “New Paintings by Laurie Balliett”
2009 Solo Show, Brewster Ladies Library, “High and Low Altitude Landscapes of New Mexico and Cape Cod”
2009 Anna Karin Gallery, Truchas New Mexico, “Taos Paintings”
2009 One World Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, “Mud Season Expressions”
2009, 2008, Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, various member shows.
2006, Dairy Center for the Arts, group show, Boulder Colorado