Artist Profile: Laurel DeFreece


Flint Hills VisionTitle: Flint Hills Vision

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:18" x 18”


Laurel DeFreece

plattsburg, MO 64477

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My inspiration comes from nature. This can be seen in my newest body of work. I call the collection, "Natural Elements." Trained as a graphic designer in the 1980's, attending Missouri Western with an emphasis on Printmaking, painting and photography. I continued my education in Paper making and Encaustic, educated at Arrowmont School of Arts and Joy Studio. In 2018 I created a new body of work. Heading into a bold new direction using natural materials, native grasses and fibers, sticks and other found objects. With these materials I have made paper for prints, collages, 3-D pieces, structures and encaustics with natural bee's wax. My work as a whole explores my fascination with the prairie blome that surrounds my rural home in Plattsburg, MO. "Natural Element," shows how beautiful as well as fragile nature and our planet are, yet how strong even a piece of paper can be.