"Painting is a way for me to interact with my world, both inner and outer; to revel in the mysterious connections, and to share my perspective with you."
Laurie Barmore, Abstract Painter
Laurie Barmore is an abstract painter working primarily in acrylics. Her work is a combination of external inspiration (nature, poetry, experiences) and her inner life and imagination. She uses movement, bold color, and texture to express her emotions and interpretive ideas.
Laurie was born in New York, but grew up in the coastal mountains of California. She graduated from San Jose State University in Nursing, and the sciences have influenced her art. Her call to the visual arts developed over time and she studied under Sir John Porter, with her personal style evolving through extensive practice and self- study.
Laurie currently lives and paints in Gilroy, California.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Salon at the Triton Museum 2017 11/11/17-2/4/2018 Jurors: Cherri Lakey/Brian Eder
Five Abstract Artists- Group Show, Manna Gallery, Oakland 7/2017
"Abstractions" Pacific Art League 4/2017
Los Gatos Art Association , Los Gatos, CA 2016
Roche Bobois, San Francisco 2016-2018
Salinas Valley Art Gallery, Featured Artist, Salinas, CA 2016
Morgan Hill Art Gallery, Morgan Hill, CA 2015-2016
Wisdom 2.0 Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 2013
ACCI Gallery National Juried Show, Berkeley, CA 2012
Midsummer Art Fair Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA 2011,2012,2013,2015
Valle del Sur Open Juried Shows Morgan Hill, CA 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
Intel-Art in the Workplace , Santa Clara, CA 2010
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, Sunnyvale, CA 2010
Gilroy Art and Culture Exhibit, Gilroy,CA1999,2000,2001,2003,2004,2007,2009
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Valle del Sur –Art Around Town exhibits, Morgan Hill/Gilroy- 2012-2016
Sedona Art Prize Finalist 6/2017
Sedona Art Prize Finalist 2/2017
Sedona Art Prize Finalist 12/2016
Best of Show for "Falling Into Mercy" Juror: Mike Bailey, Los Gatos , CA 2016
Best of Show for “Returning” Juror: Richard Young, Morgan Hill, CA 2012
Best of Show for “Emanare” Juror: Michael Linstrom ,Morgan Hill, CA 2011
Best of Show for “All Lines Lead to Here” Jurer: Kim Lordier, Morgan Hill CA 2010