Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist, teacher and arts cheerleader. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest and California and New York in such venues as the Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Arnot Museum (NY), the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Art Gym and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Her figurative paintings with mystical and psychologically compelling enviroments are in private and public collections throughout the United States. During her career, Laura has received an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Arts Fellowship,  the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship and the Susan Cooly-Gillion Artist residency.  Her work been awarded juror prizes in biennials at the Portland and Tacoma Art Museums as well as the latest West Coast Biennial at the Turtle Bay Museum in Redding California. A Hollywood feature cable TV film, “Spy”, built a character featuring her work,  and she’s been honored by multiple writers asking to use her work on the covers of their books.

As an Associate Art Professor, she fostered the artistic talents of art students while teaching art at Portland State, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lewis and Clark College, and the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, among others.

Laura has served on numerous boards and committees for local and regional art such as serving as a commissioner for Metropolitan Arts Council. In addition, she was a co-founder of Northwest Artist's Workshop and a committee member and curator for Portland’s fabled Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA).   

 Ross-Paul is currently represented by Froelick Gallery in Portland and Brian Marki Gallery in Palm Springs.

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