Laura Wegkamp produces award-winning realistic paintings in watercolor and oil, with her most recent work featuring a combination of the two mediums.
Although she paints a variety of subjects, Laura's passion is for the human figure.
Much of her artwork is inspired by a colorful and culturally diverse childhood, growing up partially in Central America and Europe.
Laura completed her Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree in April of 2007 at Brigham Young University Idaho, and was immediately offered an instructor position at the university teaching art.
Her artwork has been shown in numerous regional, national, and international juried exhibitions, as well as four solo gallery shows.
Laura is a member of Oil Painters of America and was the youngest Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society on record.
Her work is held in both public and private collections in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Awards and Shows
One-woman show, U.S. Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador, March 2010
Summerfest Art Fair, Logan, UT, June 2008
“Idaho Paints Idaho,” Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID, and traveling show, October 2007
Summerfest Art Fair, Logan, UT, June 2007 – Featured artist
Bachelor’s of Fine Art Show, BYU-Idaho, April 2007
Sun Bowl 2006 Art Exhibition, El Paso, TX (Purchase and Juror's Awards)
One-woman show, Glenn Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, May 2006
Outlet Magazine Award, March 2006
New Mexico Watercolor Society 2005 Fall Show, Albuquerque, NM (People's Choice Award)
2005 New Mexico Watercolor Society Southern Chapter Spring Show, Las Cruces, NM (People's Choice Award)
BYU-Idaho 2005 Spring Show, Rexburg, ID
El Paso Arts Association, Fresh Talent Show, 2005
2005 Sun Bowl Art Exhibition, El Paso, TX (Juror's Award)
2004 Arts International Juried Exhibition, El Paso, TX
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