Laurie Weller, first known for her contemporary work in watercolor, now paints primarily in acrylic on wood. She is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Art in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who of American Women. Her paintings have been exhibited regionally as well as nationally, and are included in both corporate and private collections. Past exhibitions include “Watercolor USA 86: The Monumental Image” at Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, “Private Treasures: Public View” at the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas, and “New Works 1984” at Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, along with numerous solo exhibitions in private and university galleries, including Oklahoma University in Norman, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and the Center for Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.
Weller studied painting at the University of Illinois (BFA 1976) and painting and printmaking at Tyler School of Art at Temple University (MFA 1980). She moved to Texas in 1980 and taught at SWTSU, now known as Texas State University, Texas A & M at Corpus Christie, Austin College in Sherman, as well as more than two decades at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Artist residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and Atlantic Center for the Visual arts were pivotal experiences, each spawning new ideas in her painting. She and her artist husband Gary Washmon live with a dog and two cats in the woods outside of Denton, Texas.