Since 1991, Laura has been creating award-winning photographic landscape and scenic images. She is one of only 3% of professional photographers in the United States that has achieved national certification from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. She has completed requirements and successfully recertified in 2003, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2022. Additionally, she was awarded Master Photographer in 2001 and Craftsman Photographer in 2012. Laura is a Tamarack artist, whose work has been juried into galleries and art shows in WV, OH, and KY. She is one of the selected artists in the University of Charleston WV Artists Erma Byrd Gallery permanent exhibit. The portfolio of Laura's work includes publications, calendars, tourist brochures, speaking at local, state and regional conferences, solo and group exhibits, as well as selected participation in galleries, gift shops, and art and craft shows. A new area Laura is offering includes commissioned work.

Artistic Statement

My current goal includes enhancing creativity utilizing digital imagery to portray realistic landscape images, exploring marketing and business development skills, continuing to use desktop publishing and graphic art skills to create collagesand mixed media artwork.

I utilize digital capture with minimal postproduction to produce images that evoke emotional memories to represent the beauty of nature. My goal and aspiration is to be a technically-proficient, aesthetically-pleasing photographer who continues to improve one's craft. I continue to successfully compete in professional competitions and participate in continuing education activities.

Giving back to others is important as I serve on board of directors for photography and art groups including Tri-State Arts Association serving as president for past three years. Interacting with other artists is a way to grow as an artist.


My work has been shown in the following venues:

Memberships & Associations

Contact Information

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I actively pursue art shows. In Charleston, WV, I participate in the Vandalia Gathering Memorial Day weekend at the) in the spring and fall at Ritter Park. I routinely participate in Tamarack's gallery as well as sell fine art photographs for the bins outside the gallery. I participate in art shows in the area. I also submit entries to local and regional art exhibitions and am selected for some of these.