"As a plein air painter I am drawn to the light, color and shapes of a landscape. I am eager to translate these qualities to my painting surface. I challenge myself in each painting to capture not only the physical elements of the terrain, but the light, atmosphere and feeling each view provides me. When my audience recognizes the landscape I have painted and feels the atmosphere and space I was in then my challenge is complete."
~ Laura Martinez-Bianco
"Bianco's plein air works are awash in the rainbow hues of nature, lit as if from within."
- Susan Zoon
"She applies pastel with painterly realism."
- Shawn Dell Joyce, founder of the Wallkill River School
As well as painting in the United States, Laura has traveled to Italy, Canada and Africa to paint. Although painting and traveling are a passion, painting at home is still paramount. The Hudson Valley has always been home and her primary inspiration.
Her work is currently in private collections in the United States and Europe. Laura's work has been displayed at the Varga Gallery, Hudson Valley Gallery, The James Douglas Gallery, Briggs Mountain Gallery and the Katonah Museum of Art. She has been accepted to numerous national group exhibits and Outstanding Pastel at the 2015 Adirondack Plein Air Festival and Juror's Merit Award at the 2016 Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition are Laura's recent awards.