Laura Pollak is an award winning artist exhibiting in International Shows, Museums and Galleries worldwide.
Laura was born in Detroit Michigan and has always had an affinity for the arts; studying ballet, piano, and all forms of art.
She received her Master of Arts from Michigan State University and post graduate work at Center for Creative Studies.Courses included many painting classes as well as Graphic Design.
The latter led her to a career in Advertising at some of the largest Agencies in the world on clients as Sears, Nortel, Kraft, Kodak and General Motors.
Laura and her husband moved to North Carolina in 1985 and she started her own successful ad agency with clients around the State and Northeast. Painting became her main career 14 years ago and she's now a full-time professional artist.
Laura has put on 7 Solo Exhibits and has won awards in several venues.
Recently, she won the top award in the International Bold Brush Award in Abstracts sponsored by Fine Art Studios Online. Pollak won First Place in the Contemporary and
Experimental Category in the Pastel Society of the West Coast International Show, First Place in the Pastel Society of North Carolina's Statewide Showas well as the top award in Abstract at the Left Coast Pastel Society's International show along with numerous other awards in many shows.
She has also won acclaim in the very prestigious
International Association of Pastel Societies and was recently awarded her Master Circle Medallion!
Laura's work has been widely published in the Pastel Journal, The Pastel 100 Shows, where she earned 3rd Place and several Honorable Mentions.
She is a Juried Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Artist with the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Laura's work was selected and Published in STROKES OF GENIUS/THE BEST OF DRAWING, and Pratique Des Artes in France, as well as many local publications.
'I can remember the greatest gift my parents gave me at the age of 4 was the Crayola Crayon set of 72 colors! I have been enthralled with color ever since.
I'm fascinated with light and shadow patterns. I try to imbue all my paintings [whether abstract or representational] with a source of light to make them glow from within. I often say that these paintings are like good works of fiction; bits of reality infused with imagination. Where you the viewer will finish the story.'