“Caribbean Queen”, gouache watercolor on paper, in private collection

Laura Beard is a visual artist, living and working in Ewing, New Jersey. She is an accomplished portrait artist and her animal work has been featured in juried shows at the John James Audubon Center in Audubon, Pennsylvania and D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton. When not working on animal portraits she creates human portraits and commissioned portraits of pets, humans, and architecture for clients across the United States.

Laura Beard is and active member of the central New Jersey arts community and has been in many group shows in the region. She is an active member of Artworks Trenton and the Garden State Watercolor Society.

There is nothing that inspires me more than the natural world and the rich complexities of the lives that inhabit it. I strive, with every piece, to convey the uniqueness of the subject and the unflinching beauty of our temporary existence. I am deeply concerned about threats to the existence of both animals and humans, which is why I am committed to doing what I can to preserve animal species. It is my goal, as an artist, to use my skills to create a connection between the viewer and the subject.

Laura Beard