Beckie Mirsch Laughlin

Beckie Mirsch Laughlin is an award winning painter, and art educator who lives in New Market, Maryland.  Ms. Laughlin facilitates workshops in Spontaneous Painting and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Beckie received her M.F.A. in Painting in 1973 and a B.A. in Art Education in 1971 from the American University in Washington, D.C. For over thirty-five years, Beckie has been exhibiting her work in galleries including solo shows at Gallery Downs in Washington, D.C., Mitchell Baker Galerie in Baltimore, the Washington County Arts Council in Hagerstown and at Shepherd University.  She has had a two-person show at the Huber Gallery in Georgetown and several group shows including at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland.

“Each of my paintings is an exploration of the creative process untamed by analytical considerations as much as possible.  I try to paint directly from my intuition without having a specific outcome in mind. Unexpected abstracted images emerge during the painting process; but I consider these embedded images as having only anecdotal interest. Rather I feel the meaning of my work can be experienced in a response to the vibrant colors and dynamic lines that are conduits for the emotional expression, often joyful, in my paintings.”

“Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley, co-founders of the Painting Experience, have influenced my artwork greatly.  My experiences in creativity workshops lead by Michele Cassou in Taos, New Mexico and in San Francisco were transformational.”

Beckie’s artwork is in many private and corporate collections including the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey and at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., in Washington, D.C.

Beckie Mirsch Laughlin, Untitled (DSP), 48x36"
Abstract Painting by Beckie M Laughlin

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