Florida Artists Group

  Area II Member

  Laurie Hein— Painter

Laurie Hein

The Penthouse
48 x 36

Laurie Hein 

Golden Hour
48 x 30

  Laurie Hein
Laurie Hein

Pink Spoonbills
48 x 30

Laurie Hein

The Gardian
30 x 24

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Member of Flag since 2018

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Artist Bio:

Fine Art Painter and Teacher for 50 years, I have been studying art since the age of 12. As a teacher my life-long goal and mission is to help and allow others to create art for simply the joy of it. As an artist my goal is to create without fear of judgement. Even for myself, I strive to create from a very raw and vulnerable place. In 2005 I made a conscious decision to focus on painting Florida landscapes. Growing up as a little girl in Florida, I was always exposed to natural Florida. A good painting makes others more aware of how special it is just to be alive.

Artist Statement:

Our world is so amazing! Description with words falls short. I hope to bridge the gap with my work; filling the silence between our thoughts with vibrant images, where our words slip through the cracks. I try to explain what our tongues cannot express; but, our hearts and emotions interpret and recognize.

Bright color, contrasting light, and energetic brush stokes express how I see the world that inspires me. My landscapes accentuate the beauty of South Florida and the American tropics I call home.

Although I prefer Windsor Newton Oil paints, I am always trying new media and continuing to experiment in order to create interesting effects, textures, and sensations within my developing work. I prefer Centurion Linen and canvas with Windsor Newton sables or mostly flat Galleria brushes. All Giclees reproductions are on Exhibition Canvas with 50 year plus lightfast inks utilizing the best quality products and methods available.

My goal is to reveal the beauty in simplicity while exploring the complexities of my subject matter. Each portrait, still life, or landscape is another way to communicate, find a new experience, and open a door to explore the beauty of our world.

With imagination, oil paints, and a blank canvas, I try to capture a sliver of God’s
creation with art.

Professional Experience:

• 1972-1974 Portrait commission Artist, Reminiscence Gallery, Lake Worth, FL
• 1973-1979 Instructor, Oil painting, Graham Ingels Studio
• 1974 Instructor, Art Enrichment, Delray Beach Elementary School
• 1974-1978 Director/Owner, Casey & Jolly Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
• 1974-1988 Portrait Artist, Instructor, Laurie Hein Art Studio, Lake Worth, FL
• 1996-1997 Instructor, Postons Art Supply, West Palm Beach, FL & Lake Worth, FL
• 1990-2017 Instructor, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Everglades Club, Palm Beach, FL
• 1991-2017 Instructor, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Lost Tree Village Art Club, NPB, FL
• 1995/2017 Instructor, Jupiter Island Art Association, Hobe Sound, FL

Workshops and Lectures:

In addition to local workshops & lectures
• 1991 Portrait Workshop, Duluth, GA
• 1993 Portrait and Oil Painting Workshop, Gwinnett County Council of Art, GA
• 1995 Portrait Workshop Atlanta, GA (private class)
• 1996 Writing Contributor Atlanta Portrait Society
• 1997 Demo and Lecture Atlanta Portrait Society
• 1996 Instructor, Workshop, Lucca Italy
• 1997 Instructor, Workshop, Indiantown Art League, Indiantown, FL
• 1997 Guest Speaker and Demonstration, Portrait Society of Atlanta
• 1998 Brandon Art League, Workshop & Demonstration
• 2006 January & April, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
• 2014 Vero Beach Workshop


• 1985/1986 Gateway Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
• 1994/1995 Renee Rand Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
• 1995 Rablen Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
• 1997 Creative Inspirations Gallery, Plantation, FL
• 1997/1998 Jupiter Chamber of Commerce Exhibit

Awards, Honors and Prestigious Exhibits:

• 1966 National Scholastic Award Of Excellence
• 1967 Columbus College of Art & Design Scholarship Award
• 1968 Catherine M. Tuttle Art Award, Columbus College of Art & Design
• 1985 People Choice Award, South Florida Fair
• 1995 New Visions Culture and Agriculture Exhibit
• 1995 Fernandina Beach Art Show Purchase Award
• 1995 Powers Crossroads Honorable Mention Award
• 1995 State Street Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI
• 1995 New Visions Cultural and Agricultural Art Exhibit Wisconsin
• 1996 Art in the Park Poster, Artist, Plantation, FL
• 1996 Delray Affair 2nd Place Award
• 1996 Fernandina Beach Art Show Purchase Award
• 1996 Starke Festival of the Arts Purchase Award
• 1996 Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, FL
• 1998 Honorable Mention Award Washington Society of Portrait Artist
• 1998 First Place Award Boynton Gala, Boynton Beach, FL
• 1998 Mook Gallery of Art, Private Exhibit
• 1999 Third Place Portrait Society of Atlanta Portrait Competition
• 2003 Artigras Poster Artist, Abacoa, FL
• 2014 Online Gallery-Light, Space & Time-Natural Art Competition 2nd Place Overall
• 2014 Online Gallery-Light, Space & Time-Nature Art Competition 2nd Place Painting
• 2014 Online Gallery-Light, Space & Time-Nature Art Competition Special Merit Category
• 2014 Online Gallery-Light, Space & Time-SeaScapes Art Competition Special Recognition Category
• 2014 Online Gallery-Light, Space & Time-SeaScapes Art Competition Special Merit Category
• 2015 Online Gallery-Light, Space & Time-Annual Botanicals Art Exhibition 1st Place
• 2016 Light House Art Center-1st Place Oil/Acrylic


• 1995-97 Atlanta Portrait Society
• 1997-05 National Portrait Society
• 1998 Washington Society of Portrait Artists
• 1995-01 Palm Beach Watercolor Society, President in 1995
• 2000-05 Society of Classical Realism
• Present Lighthouse Gallery Jupiter, FL
• Present Wellington Art Society
• Present Artists of Palm Beach County


• 1961 Norton School of Art, oil painting
• 1962-1967 Oil Instruction with Graham Ingels, Lantana, FL
• 1967 Graduate Clewiston High, Clewiston, FL
• 1967-1968 Full Scholarship to Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Oh
• 1968-1969 Catherine Tuttle Scholarship Award, full tuition CCAD
• 1969-1970 Austin Peabody University, Alabama
• 1970-1971 Enterprise State, Alabama
• 1972-1973 Palm Beach Junior College
• 1974 John Howard Sanden, Portrait Seminar, New York, NY


Other Charitable Organizations:

Foundations that I have supported through my art
• 1994-1995 Hibiscus Children’s Center
• 1996 Adam Walsh Foundation
• 1994 Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
• Present La Ola Casa Hogar Ministry
• Present Wild Horses of America Foundation