Originally from Napa Valley, California visual artist Laurel Hansen spent her childhood outdoors or drawing for hours under the baby grand piano while her mother played. For several years she lived in the San Francisco Bay area and attended Indian Valley and Marin Colleges.
In 1983 she moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona where in 1986 she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Laurel’s contemporary figurative works are done with a variety of media on paper or wood panel. They range in size from miniature to large scale. Her rich visual language explores the interactions of nature and society. Often she works in series and currently she has two ongoing called “Animal Spirit” and “A Creature Feature”. Laurel’s artwork is shown and collected in galleries throughout the country.