laura reilly Impressionist Oil Painting
“I’ve always been a painter—I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have a brush or a pencil in my hand. My greatest satisfaction and joy in life comes from my family and from the great passion I have for painting. To see and translate into paint the great beauty all around us is truly a privilege”.
Laura Reilly was born in 1959, in Plattsburg, New York, to a military family. She spent her childhood living and traveling in the American Southwest, England and Europe. Laura’s natural artistic gift and early exposure to the worlds’ rich historic and artistic heritage set her on an early path to a career as a professional artist.
In 1981, she married Jack Reilly, master welder and metal sculptor, and settled in Colorado Springs. Laura continued to pursue her passion to paint while raising her two young sons, Jesse Arlen and Jack Morgan Reilly, and working full-time as an accountant. Painting at night and on weekends, around work and children’s schedules, Laura built a stellar reputation as a Leading American Impressionist Painter.
Laura has been a full-time professional artist since 1999, and owns her own gallery in Colorado Springs. Several prestigious galleries also represent her.
Her beautiful, one-of-a-kind original oil paintings appear in many private and corporate collections. She is in frequent demand as a guest artist, special juror, and guest instructor.