American, born 1950
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After receiving her MFA at Portland State University in 1976, Laura Ross-Paul continued to paint from direct observation. As she became more interested in the act of painting, her work became increasingly abstract. By the early 1980s Ross-Paul's initial engagement with recognizable forms merged with her desire to experience the physicality of the paint itself. This fusion resulted in expressionistic canvases full of brilliant colors, energetic brushstrokes, and figures whose gestures and attitudes convey both conscious and subconscious human emotional states.