Laurel Lake McGuire


Born April 25, 1962 in Gloucester Massachusetts, an area long frequented by artists. Studied watercolor with Martin Ahearn in the 1970s. Worked as a graphic designer for several years in the 1980s. My work has been carried in the past by galleries in North Carolina, California and Idaho. As a UMC spouse since 1985, frequent moves to places such as Florida, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Washington,Wisconsin, and Hawaii has meant ever-changing inspiration.

Education: BFA Syracuse University 1984

Galleries:   Art Source Gallery Boise,ID

  Gallery Fifty Five McCall,ID

Solo Shows:

2018 Crossings Winery The World and All That’s In It

2018 Art Source Gallery The Emotional Landscape of Flowers

2017 St. Luke’s Hospital Gallery, Boise ID Current Work

2015 Eagle ID City Hall Florals

2015 Art Source Gallery Western Scenes

2014 The Studio, Boise, ID Illuminations

1996 Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA Details: Moments and Objects Defined

Group Shows:

2018 Autumn Art Gala Meadow Lake Village

2018 Zions Bank Boise ID

2018 Smith and Coelho Eagle ID

2018 WAOW Spring Showcase RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg TX

2015 Paint The Parks Coutts Museum

2015 Watercolor USA Springfield Art Museum

Upcoming Shows:

St. Alphonsus Hospital Gallery in February 2019;Finer Frames Gallery,Eagle ID

Recent Awards:

2018 Second Place Idaho Watercolor Society “Heat Lightning”

2018 D. Gale Founders Award WFWS “Offering”

2017 Merit-Watercolor Eagle Plein Air Festival “Sunny Day on Sunnyslope”

2017 Best in Show Women Artists of the West “Spotlight”

2017 Juror’s Choice Idaho Watercolor Society “Self Portrait in Color”

2017 Grand Prize Eagle Plein Air Festival “Halcyon Days”

2017 Best in Show Wallowa Art Festival “Waiting”

2016 Award of Excellence Western Fed. Of Watercolor Soc. “Swiftly the Days”

2016 N. S. Founders Award TWSA “The Way I Like It”

2016 M. Graham/Canson Award NWWS “Keep A Careful Watch”


Nampa Art Guild Spring Show 2015

Art Source Gallery Annual Juried Show 2014

Western Idaho State Fair 2014


Art Source Gallery 2017 4-part Capturing Specific Flowers (Daisy, Tulips, Rose, Columbine)

Nampa Art Guild Fall 2015 and 2014 Floral Techniques; A Tree In Winter

IWS Spring Workshop 2014 Layering in Still Life

Plein Air Painters of Idaho 2016 Using Griseille in Plein Air Watercolor

Ongoing classes 2015-16; 1990s

Corporate Collections:

Idaho Power: “Heat Lightning” 2018

Art Featured in:

2017 Southwest Art feature on WAOW show in Annapolis

Traffic Box Art Meridian ID Arts Council

Oct/Nov 2015 “International Artist Finalist-Still Life

1997 Best of Watercolor:Texture, Rockport Press

1995 Best of Watercolor, Rockport Press


Signature Memberships in Idaho Watercolor Society and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Associate Member of Women Artists of the West

Various regional and national art associations

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