I like to paint all subject matter, but my preferred focus is Pet Portraits. I like to keep their memory alive in a life-like watercolor portrait.
Un-interrupted painting, music, a bouquet of fresh flowers, the fragrance from a lit candle, and a glass of fine wine. These are my key ingredients to a successful painting experience. Cheers!
04/2022 "Respect the Artist" art contest. Placed in the top 10 out of 400 applicants
11/2017 Art in the Park, Plantation, FL - First Place, Watercolors
03/2014 Plantation Art Guild Open Show, Merit Award for "Lodgey's Rottys"
03/2013 Plantation Art Guild Open Show - Merit Award for "Caballos Enamorados"
05/2011 Stirling Road Library Art Exhibit, Hollywood, FL
08/2008 Seaview Tribune, Carnival Cruise Line, Miami, FL
Birdie was my loyal friend, a friend I will never forget. I am so thankful for Laura, another true friend of mine. Laura did not just paint her picture, but her personality. Birdie's kindness came through her eyes, as she is begging you to throw the ball, and her smile which she always had. The painting took a little of my broken heart away. Thank you again, Laura!
K. Vinzant, Meeker, CO
I met Laura through an auction sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County during this year's Walk for the Animals event. She was generous enough to donate her amazing artistic talent with a pet portrait which I bid on and won. I could not be happier with the finished results of the portrait as she has captured my Ricky to a tee. It's like looking at a photograph, it's so lifelike. Ricky will be 12 years old this month and I realize that my time grows shorter as each year passes, but now I have something to help me keep Ricky with me forever.
K. Mitchell, N. Jersey
I cannot thank Laura enough for the joy and peace her painting has brought us. Just looking at Lucky’s portrait, feels like he is right here with us loving and adoring us each and everyday. We feel like we still have a part of him here in our home. The best part of our day is looking up and seeing him looking at us. Thank you so much Laura for capturing every detail and soul of our Lucky. We will be forever grateful to you for the amazing talent you have in bringing comfort and joy to those who have lost such a special part of their family.
J. Manresa, Weston, Florida
On Thanksgiving November 26, 2020 our beloved LuLu Bella "The Lu" passed away from heart failure. The Lu was the matriarch of the household. She would check the house to make sure everyone was where they were supposed to be. The Lu could make you jump just by a look or a swipe of her paw. I had the privilege of working with Laura for fifteen years and had first hand experience of her compassion generosity and talent. Laura generously donated her time and talent to many noteworthy charities and causes. Laura painted a picture of The Lu from a photo we gave her. Laura as able to capture the essence of LuLu's strength and beauty more profoundly than any photograph. My wife Carla and I are truly blessed and grateful for having such a talented and compassionate friend in our lives.
B. Williams, Pembroke Pines, FL
Everyone should be lucky enough to have a beloved pet. In my case, Bo, our cat and Charlie, our dog memorialized in a portrait. I don't know if "thank you" and "thank you from my heart" says it all. My pets will always be missed. I am so fortunate that my neighbor told me about Watercolors by Laura. Their portrait hangs beautifully on my wall and I get to smile looking at her work.
D. Iacino, Cooper City, FL
What an amazing job! She looks exactly like my baby girl! I never thought that watching your progress would contribute so much to my healing process! I encourage everyone to do this! I love you my friend!
A. Mendez, Miramar, FL
Pet portraits are a home run for every animal lover! When I lost my best friend "Champ" it was like losing family. To my surprise, Laura created a beautiful portrait of my little buddy and it brings back warm feelings to cherish forever. Great work by Laura!
D. Froio, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Laura Lodge has painted two of my beloved dogs. She has managed to capture the true essence of my dogs. Laura has a God-given talent. Her work is impressive. I am so grateful for these paintings.
C, Longtin, Greeley, CO.
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