My life as an artist began when I was 6 and drew pictures of Medusa on the back of crayoned images made for the approval of my first-grade teacher (think robins bringing worms to their babies in the nest. ) My life as a fan of museum artworks began at about the same time, when I visited exhibitions of paintings by J.M.W. Turner and Andy Warhol (not seen at the same time!) at my local museum, the Nelson-Atkins. Museum of Art, in Kansas City, Mo
A long-lasting artistic obsession has been photography., I learned to develop film and print in the darkroom in the 1970s. I was mesmerized by some of the great photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Emmet Gowin, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Paul Strand, Minor White, Sally Mann, Tina Barney. More recently, I have focused on digital photography. As a result of the ease of the medium, I have recorded so many images with my Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless camera that I have seen my eye develop.
I have been privileged to have some of my work displayed at businesses in Kansas City.
--Laura K. Lloyd, Kansas City, MO; Fall 2019