Born in Peoria, IL, Laraine was always sketches, and she took private drawing lessons at the age of 18 with local artist in her home town: Carol Spengal. In 2004 she took an "Intro to Oils” class at the University of Cincinnati. Shows include: 2006-2007 Phoenix, AZ: MonOrchid Gallery, Paisley Violin, Fair Trade Café, Zest Spirited Dining, and Collins College, Las Vegas: 2011-2012 Public Libraries: Clark County, West Charleston, Spring Valley and Sunrise, 2020 Joensuu, Finland: Main Library.
After earning her BM, MM and DMA in violin performance, Laraine worked as a musician until 2018 when she moved to Finland.
Always changing styles, approaches and subjects:
“ I don’t like sitting still. And at the same time, I see the same things over and over again in my work, I see them showing up uninvited, old friends come to visit again.”
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