Laura Garrard formed a love for drawing at an early age. Some of her favorite cartoon characters and subjects were the Peanuts by Charles M. Shultz. The horse was also a consistent study for her drawings. She created collages and often combined words with her art, a trend that is resurfacing for the artist.

During her undergraduate work in advertising, Garrard began to develop the continuous black and white line work displayed on this site. One can see her background in dance come to play in the movement of meticulous curves created by tiny pen points and black ink. After years of working in graphic design and color print production, however, Garrard is currently focusing on acrylic abstract and figurative paintings – which are as colorful as the black and white works are contrasting.

Click on the links below to see samples of her work and to read comments from the artist. To learn more about Garrard’s background, go to About Laura.

~ Black & White Work
~ Color Work

Garrard’s recent work may be purchased online, originals and giclee prints on archival paper and canvas: go to