Friday, 11 August 2017

Fostering Creativity

This is from a post thats 5 years old but its just as important today.

When we decide to take on the title of 'artist' we now accept the role of presenting our hearts and emotions for everyone to see.
A true artist paints from the depths of their soul, and goes to those places of inspiration that cant be seen by the naked eye.  It can be a hard road, it can be a happy road, but none the less is a less traveled road.

Art is not about how many classes you can attend and complete, its about how many classes is life you can complete and then relate visually to all to see.  That is the truth in art.  If a patron to a gallery stands for more than three minutes trying to understand the visual you just presented to them from your soul, then you have accomplished engaging their minds into trying to understand another human being and how they may see something different than you do. It develops empathy.
Fostering Free Thinking and Expression in art for children and adults is essential to emotional and mental growth - to developing that empathy towards another.

Art is not about giving an assignment and production for an exhibition.  Art is about celebrating
the diversity of the artists and presenting works for exhibition.  Any thing less removes the human component of the art and turns it into a managed factory of humans who just happen to be able to paint.

A friend sent me a saying that artists were dangerous because they accept or try to understand everyone. It may be true or not.

But there is nothing more detrimental to the human spirit,  as putting limitations on their development.

Laura Lea C

What's just finished on the easel

Blue Monarch
9x12 acrylic

I'm having so much fun with these characters !

on to the next one !

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ten artists OPEN STUDIO EVENT July 28-30th

email for a Printable map of the event

Artists participating are:
Jayshree Rai, Fritz and Christel Frischmuth, Linda Gallant, Eydie Paterson, Sandy Glidden, Seven Threads ( Sandra Sullivan ), Pauline Young and myself.


Whats on the easel for July 15th? Kellys Storage Shed

Getting ready for our big open house Studio tour here in Miramichi
and outlying areas!
If you would like a map of the ten artists participating in the event
send me off an email to  subject: MAP

This painting will be available during the event  - July 29 and 30th

Monday, 26 June 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Studio opens in Derby this Saturday June 24th  
    Then regular weekend hours each friday and saturday. 12 to 4pm
     Any other day or times please call ahead ormessage

MAST - Miramichi Aritsts Studio Tour - July 28th, 29th or 30th
     ( check each studios dates and times )
    These studios will all be open that weekend to the public
    Linda Gallant - Neguac  - fine art
    Sandra Bunting - Burnt Church - poetry readings and writer
    Fritz and Christel Frischmuth - Collette - folk art and quilting
    Jay Shree Rai - Miramichi - oils and watercolors
    Sandra Sullivan ( Seven Threads ) - Miramichi - fashion recycling and art
    Pauline Young Matchett - Whitney - fine art - stained glass
    Eydie Paterson -  Oak Point
    Sandy Glidden - Chatham

   and myself here at Firefly studio,

( if you want a printable map - email - subject line MAP  )

Monday, 8 May 2017

The ocean was just a roaring around here today:
 Photo from Val Comeau beach
(  its not my beach, but  wish it was )

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Season Opening

Firefly Studio will open on ............. ITs been delayed !  to Mid June !  stay tuned !  .....for the summer season.

Looking forward to putting the coffee on !

Facebook page - Laura Comeau Art - Fire Fly studio


Friday, 24 March 2017

Getting back into the swing of things are winter dissapears

Fellow artists did you ever work on a sketch that took on a life of its own ? This was intended to be a barn and collecting maple syrup, and it ended up as this with a red winged black bird ... let the paint take you where it goes ....

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


Self published art books can be purchased at:

New book will be coming out at the end of this year of current works.
For inquiries regarding current works for sale, please email - subject line: inquiry





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Derby - Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Laura Lea is a painter and photographer living in New Brunswick. Follow her on Facebook!