Laura Gibbs was born in Norfolk, VA and is a lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads area.  Laura is a painter and works in a variety of water-based media. Experimentation with both alternative surfaces and combinations of various media is usually present in Laura’s work. Subject matter is primarily abstract and non-objective.

While always interested in art, she became serious about fine art in the late 1990s. Laura has studied with several area artists including Jan Ledbetter, Susan Check, Betty Anglin, Phyllis Greenway, Ray Hershberger, Joan Folsom, and Missy Berent. Laura has also studied with Serge Hollerback, Judy Betts, Arne Westerman, Elizabeth Yarsz-Ash, Carl Dalio, Polly Hamett, Carla O’Connor, Carrie Burns Brown, Karlyn Holman, Lana Grow and Carole Barnes.

Laura participates in a number of outdoor art festivals and juried shows each year. Her work is on display at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA.  Additionally, her work is included in the permanent collection of the city of Chesapeake, VA.