As a child, Laura’s favorite memories took place in her grandmother’s studio in Lexington, NC, where her passion for art was born. She loved going with her grandmother to fabric stores where Laura would collect brightly colored scraps from the floor to take home to piece together for patchwork quilts.
As an adult, she initially set aside art for a career as an elementary school teacher, but the creative drive never left her. Seven years ago she created her retail space Laura Park Interiors at Cotswold Marketplace in Charlotte, where she sold her paintings and interior decor. Laura's playful painting style seems to harken back to her days as a teacher, yet her sophisticated palette and abstract visions take on a more learned approach as she explores a wide variety of pattern and color studies. Eventually her paintings evolved into a line of textiles and in 2016 Laura Park Designs was born. In addition to pillows and fabric, Laura Park Designs provides wall coverings, home décor, and personal accessories.
Laura lives in Charlotte with her artist husband, Trip, as well as her four children and three dogs.