Laurie Yeates Adams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a teaching certificate in elementary education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978. Laurie had a variety of career paths following which included a bakery chef, publicity and special events manager for a large retail department store, to marketing, copy writing and art direction for a now defunct computer software company, before finding her connection to art.
Laurie began to pursue art with classes in pottery, figure drawing, calligraphy and oil painting. After seriously taking up oil painting in 1997 under Kim English, she became a member of the Art Students League of Denver and the Art Guild of Colorado Springs, attended classes and workshops there, after which took a four year study exclusively under Ron Hicks.
She has exhibited her work in local, regional and national art shows, receiving an Honorable Mention in the Tri-Lakes Center Fall Regional Fine Arts Show in 1998 and a Juror Award in the Colorado Springs Art Guild Fall Regional Fine Arts Show Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1999, a First Place Award for 3-D work in the 16th Annual Winter Art Show, Monroe, Georgia in 2011, an Honorable Mention for Creativity for sculpture in the Grand International Fine Art Show, Greensboro, Georgia in 2011 and a First Place Award and Honorable Mention for 3-D work in the 17th Annual Winter Art Show, Monroe, Georgia 2012. She has been published in the "American Art Collector" and "Southern Distinction" magazines.
Having recently moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina, Laurie continues painting and sculpting, and looks forward to offering classes and workshops, in an effort to share and pass onto others, all that she has learned along her artistic journey.
"If I may give homage to Aristotle, 'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearace of things, but their inward significance.' If I am able to reveal an inward significance of my subject, be it abstraction or representational work, then I feel I have succeeded in my effort."
Laurie's art memberships include the American Impressionist Society, and American Women Artists.
Laurie, her husband, and their three english bull dogs live in Hendersonville, North Carolina.