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

I am a visual artist, working in Trenton, NJ. I paint and draw in a photorealistic style and the majority of my work centers around animal and human portraiture, with a sprinkling of architecture thrown in as well. I love being a part of the Trenton arts community and the greater central New Jersey area. I am an active member of Artworks Trenton, Prindiville Moher Gallery, 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