Laurie Salmela paints from nature though often abstractly. She works predominantly in water media which affords the greatest painting adventure. Her inspiration comes from exploration of the paint itself - walking the line between controlling it and let it do its own thing - much like child rearing - the outcome always a surprise!
Other Art Endeavors:
Akumal Art Adventures: watercolor/visual journaling classes under a palm tree! (see website for details)
Lifelong Learning Programs for Seniors: watercolor instruction
Private/semi-private watercolor instruction: NKB Studio 425