Laurelin Gilmore is best known for her fantasy oil paintings that blend animal or insect attributes with the human form. More recently, her work blends the subject and the environment itself. The artist uses realism to invite the viewer to suspend disbelief, and fantasy elements to expand on themes of feminine power, the habitation of the planet, and of the body. She says, “I’m interested in the perceived separateness of humans and the natural world from which we can’t actually divorce ourselves, the power and beauty of aloneness, individuality, and the celebration of inherent human power.”
Though mostly self-taught, Ms. Gilmore earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Sacramento City College where she studied painting, portraiture and figure study. Her work has won awards from the Sacramento Fine Art Center, the California State Fair and University Art. She has been featured in many publications including the Sacramento News & Review, Inside, Submerge, Dream Broad and Comstock’s magazines. She has shown all over the United States, and her work was recently featured on Showtime’s ‘The L Word: Generation Q’.
Laurelin is a painter, writer, mixed media artist, and sculptor. Sheis also co-owner of an art book bookstore, Amatoria Fine Art Books, in Sacramento, California. She keeps a working studio at Sacramento’s Verge Center for the Arts. She is represented by Artize Gallery in Palm Springs, California.