Laura Louise Lester is an artist working in abstract painting, sculpture, printmaking, and other media. Lester’s work references cityscapes, landscapes, and studies of interior spaces. A student of Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern for over 18 years, Lester continues the thread of excitement for vibrant abstract works, movement, and the nature of form.
Travel and time spent in the Caribbean, Europe, and North America, have influenced Lester’s art as she continues to explore the lands and spaces from her travel journals.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts she later moved to Florida to attend the University of Miami. Later she became an art teacher for Hialeah-Miami Community College.
Lester’s work is exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions and in private collections. She currently lives and works in the Boston area where she creates in her studios as well as on locations.
As a printmaker, trying new techniques helps to push boundaries and breathe life into new creations. Experimentation is crucial to the creative process, as it inspires fresh vision in exciting ways. I experimented with crocheting fine wire into a matrix of designs for use in monoprints. This new technique gave intricate designs with embossed dimensionality. Working with wire demands precision and patience to withstand the printing process, but it opens up a world of possibilities, adding texture and depth to art and prints. Summer gardens inspire a love of nature and provide endless inspiration for printmaking. And just as the garden grows and changes, my work is also expanding and constantly changing. One goal as an artist is to create meaningful, beautiful work that connects people across cultures and generations, inspiring wonder and appreciation for the world we live in.