Laurinda O'Connor

Laurinda O'Connor, award-winning artist, designer, and instructor, holds a BFA from UMass and an MFA from Boston University. She works as a graphic designer and teaches art to adults and children of all ages. She has won numerous awards and exhibited her works in many art galleries.
“As a pastel artist, I strive to let simplified strokes of color and line create a path into a scene and moment in time. The process of painting allows me to lose myself in my painting while the immediacy of pastels offer a palette for every mood and season. The small chunks of pure pigment offer the perfect tool to swipe in a stroke or add that extra small detail of light. I push myself to capture the sense I feel from the landscape as well as to create the up-close excitement of color, texture, and expression on the surface of my paper.”

Laurinda had a solo exhibition at our Gallery in September 2017. See the images 'here'.

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"Low Tide"
pastel, 8"x8"


"Misty Marsh"
pastel, 8"x8"


"Last Light"
pastel, 18"x18"


"The Clearing"
pastel, 18"x18"


"Summer Shade"
pastel, 12"x9"


"Heading Home"
pastel, 11"x14"