Laurianne Macdonald is a multimedia artist, photographer, author, blogger, and poet laureate studying for a degree in Alternative Medicine and as Master Herbalist. She works in as wide a range of mediums as she does media. With nature as her muse, you might find Laurianne making her own paper and ink, painting on recycled material, or using tea and coffee to antique a piece. Laurianne says, “Art lives not in expressing that which inspires but inspiring what needs to be expressed.” She describes her eclectic body of work as the result of sitting with a subject for a time and allowing it to tell her how it wants or needs to be brought to others.
She was the longest seated president of her local artist guild and now serves as Signature Artist Chair for the Coral Springs Arts Festival and Scholar Awards Chair for the Coral Springs Artist Guild. She is also a CAAP certified public artist currently working for a grant with the Broward County Cultural Divisions Community Solutions through Public Art Project. She hopes to one day develop a collaborative arts based outreach program in her home town.
She and her husband, a custom stainless steel and aluminum fabricator for the yachting industry, recently began to combine their talents by creating dynamic works with custom metal frames. She won an award in a debut exhibition with the 2013 Starving Artists. Another was chosen as a finalist in Artists Haven’s 2013 International Fine Art Painting Competition. Laurianne looks forward to putting together a collection of these custom designs and hopes to one day expand into 3-D design and sculpture.