About Laura Lein-Svencner
Laura Lein-Svencner was raised in Downers Grove IL not far from her grandfather’s farm and resides now Darien Illinois for the past 30 years. She’s continued with her personal studies in drawing, printmaking, sculpture, papermaking and collage.
Seeking inspiration from one artist to another, Laura has pursued her love of paper; this steady pace of exploration has led her to become a member of many local and international collage groups.
She also co-founded the Midwest Collage Society which exhibits throughout the Midwest region.
Her works have won many awards and most recently the 27th Annual Juried Exhibit with the National Collage Society. Her work has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine 2009, Creating Collage in all Dimensions 2010, Flavors for Mixed Media 2011 and Painting in Mixed Media. Laura’s work is on exhibit at J2 Gallery in Chicago IL and The Flying Pig in Algoma WI.
For the past 14 years Laura has taught her technique of collage at LaGrange Art League, and Naperville Art League.
During the summer months you will find her creating in her studio, gardening and walking in the woods with her dogs but when she’s not doing that you will see her exhibiting at local art fairs and teaching collage workshops throughout the Midwest.
Laura creates delightful collages, expressive of her feelings and states of mind. She places symbolic references in her work often pointing to thoughts and feelings about natural occurrences around her. She shows particular mindfulness and a reverence to the earth and its creatures, giving homage to the gifts of plants, water and animals. Her strong affinity to paper gives a flexible surface for her to construct her transmutable surfaces into visual poems of all of the living things around her.
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