LAURA KATZ

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My work and my life lately are all about LETTING GO. It has taken me quite awhile to learn to color outside the lines, so to speak.
A career designing/styling wallpaper and textiles for Home Furnishings required a great deal of discipline. Much of my work was based on traditional sources and figurative motifs, with an eye toward the marketplace.
It wasn't until I left Manhattan and moved to a country farmhouse in Woodstock, that I finally began painting for myself. I started with watercolor and especially enjoyed painting en pleine air as I discovered the beauty of the Hudson valley. Watercolor also lent itself well to capturing moments and locales as I traveled.
As time went by I began to feel constrained; not by the medium, but because I could not get away from representational

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