Laurie Fields started her career as a textile designer in New York while she was a resident artist at Farmington Valley Arts Center in Connecticut. Although she is now a full-time painter, textiles and design continue to influence her art, prints and posters, lending complex texture and dimension to her abstract paintings, particularly in her “Avanti” and the “Cipher” series.
Scraps of roofing tile, cellophane and bold shapes with three-dimensional characteristics grace her artwork as evidenced in “Olympia.” In other abstracts, like “Lumina” and “Argenta,” beams of light flash from the center of the image, directing the eye to the more subtle arrangements, color and curves of the art, prints and posters.
Included in the collections of IBM, Helmsley-Spear, Westinghouse, Hyatt-Regency, the Vanderbilt Family and the Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, her art, prints and posters were also featured in Cosmopolitan, Designer and Interior Design magazines. She has won recognition and awards in five membership shows of the Art League of Alexandria, Virginia, and an exhibit of Connecticut Women Artists at the Slater Museum in Connecticut.