“Making the World A Happier Place, One Smile At A Time”tm


"Art should be fun!" states illustrator/artist Laurie Barrows. The artist's work sparkles with playfulness. Her positive approach to life shines through. Bright color celebrates the joy the artist finds in her subject.

"I carry my philosophy of life into my work. I believe in a positive attitude and the power of love,” says Barrows, “My goal with children's art is to touch lives with the wonderful luxury of innocence by creating positive images for the young. Children need a positive and empowering environment in which to grow and flourish. Children need freedom to dream. Everyday should be a celebration of joy and wonder. Developing a sense of self through play fosters creativity, imagination, and problem solving. We can all benefit by returning to a simpler time, if only for a moment.”

As a dedicated water-media artist, Barrows can often be found painting on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. A deep respect for the natural world. Most of my work is to celebrate the wild spaces around me. I choose to live where my heart is, in the Sierra Nevada. She uses every opportunity to observe and sketch people, landscapes, and wildlife. Her sketchbook is her constant companion. It goes where she goes.The artist is a fifth generation Northern Californian with a deep respect for the natural world. She lives in Alta, California with her husband, Corgis, and Gnomes.

“Success has many definitions. If my work makes you smile, and brightens your day, I've been successful.”

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