Laurel Jensen Paul


"Art is more than a mere chronicle. It must mirror the intellect and the emotion, for anyone, even a commercial artist or illustrator, can portray realism."

                                                                                                    - Arshile Gorky. 1914-1948


Best Friends    18"x24"    Oil

"Best Friends" was a juried entry into the North Valley Art League, Redding, California , "23rd Annual National Show," January 23, 2006 - March 3, 2007

"Best Friends" was juried into the Illiana Artists "10th Regional Juried Exhibition," at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Munster, Indiana, March 3 - April 16, 2006

"Best Friends" was a juried entry into the Art Guild of Burlington, Burlington, Iowa , "Jane T. Walsh Juried Show," July 17 - August 28, 2005

"Best Friends" was a juried entry into the Artists of Northwest Arkansas, Springdale, Arkansas , "Tenth Annual Fall Regional Art Exbition," November 12, 2004 - January 6, 2005

"Best Friends" was a juried entry into the American Artists Professional League, New York, New York , "75th Grand National Exhibition 2003," at the Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, November 4 - 14, 2003


Reading      29" x 37"      Oil


Balloon Race     22" x 32"    Oil

"The Balloon Race" was a juried entry into the Midland Arts Association, Midland, Texas, "2006 National Spring Juried Art Exhibition," March 3 - 26, 2006


Spring Garden   45" x 30"   Oil

"Spring Garden" was a juried entry into the Gallery on the Square, Danville, Kentucky, "Visual Statements," April 8 - May 1, 2001

"Spring Garden" was donated to the Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley, Inc., Peoria, Illinois, for their money raising art auction event September 7, 2001



Bridesmaid       26" x 22"         Oil

"Carolyn II" was a juriedf entry into the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Avon, Connecticut, in their "92nd Annual Exhibition," at the Mystic Art Association Gallery, Mystic, Connecticut, May 23 - Jul 5, 2003

"Carolyn II" was juried into the St. Louis Artist's Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, "IN YOUR FACE: PORTRAITS" exhibition, July 29 - September 1, 2001

"Carolyn II" was juried into the National Society of Artists, League City, Texas, "18th National Juried Show," November 4 - December 2, 2000

"Carolyn II" was juried into the Hilton Head Art League, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, "2000 National Juried Exhibition," May 5 - June 10, 2000

"Carolyn II" was juried into the Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc., "68th Annual Juried Exhibition" at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, May 2-May 23, 1999

"Carolyn II" was accepted into the Illinois Art League, Peoria, Illinois , "Spring Show," April 24 - 26, 1998, and was given the Second Place Award



Beaver Dam           36" x 24"        Oil

"Beaver Dam" was a juried entry into the New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisconsin, " Culture and Agriculture 2005," exhibition May 2 - July 9, 2005 (400 entries, 99 accepted). This painting was purchased by the New Vision Gallery. 

"Beaver Dam" was juried into the National Society of Artists, League City, Texas, "19th National Juried Show," November 3 - December 1, 2001

"Beaver Dam"was juried into the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, Conneaut, Ohio, "Fireworks 2000 Exhibition," July 1 -21, 2000



Girl in Blue     24" x 36"       Oil

"Girl in Blue" was a juried entry into the Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky, "Masterpieces of Maturity," May 11 - June 24, 2001



Sarah's Island              Oil

Privately owned



Early Spring, Weldon Springs    30 x 24"        Oil

"Early Spring/Weldon Springs" was a juried entry into the Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California, exhibition August 4 - September 8, 2002

"Early Spring/Weldon Springs" was a juried entry into the Louisiana Art & Artists' Guild, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, "34th Annual River Road Show," December 3, 2000 - January 3, 2001


In the Garden     20" x 15"    Oil

"In the Garden" was juried into the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, "Girardot National Juried Exhibition," July 1 - July 30, 2005

"In the Garden" was a juried entry into Gallery West, Ltd., Alexandria, Virginia , "7th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Competition," February 1 - 29, 2004, (275 entries, 62 accepted)



Hannah and Elling Jensen    Oil



Pansies II        18" x 24"       Oil

Privately owned




The Second Day

The Second Day         20" x 30"         Oil

"The Second Day" was a juried entry into the Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska , "1st Annual Motherhood International Juried Art Exhibition," December 4 - 26, 2002

"The Second Day" was one of fifty pieces (out of a total of 1,200 submissions) juried into the exhibition "Illinois Women Artists: The New Millennium," sponsored by the Illinois Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, at the Illinois Art Gallery/Illinois State Museum, Chicago, Illinois , April 1999 - October 2001

After its Chicago venue, the exhibit was at Washington, DC , at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The exhibit then began a two-year tour of Illinois with venues at the Lakeview Museum in Peoria; Southern Illinois Art Gallery at Rend Lake; Illinois State University, Normal; the Illinois State Museum, Springfield; the Rockford Art Gallery, Rockford; Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign; and the Quincy Art Center, Quincy .

"The Second Day" was an entry in the Illinois Art League, Peoria, Illinois, "Spring Show 1977." and was given the Best of Show Award


Kathryn and Mishka

Kathryn and Mishka      30" x 36"     Oil

"Kathryn and Mishka" was a juried entry into the Elk River Arts Alliance, Elk River, Minnesota , Twelfth Annual National Juried Art Show "Arts in Harmony." February 5 - March 30, 2007

"Kathryn and Mishka" was juried entry into the Midland Arts Association, Midland, Texas , "2005 Spring Juried Art Exhibition," March 3 - April 3, 2005

"Kathryn and Mishka" was a juried entry into the Breckenridge Fine Art Center, Breckenridge, Texas , "12th Annual Juried Show - 2003 Art Competition," September 9 - October 17, 2003


Stained Glass

From 1986 to 1996, my main artistic focus was working in stained glass. I produced nine stained glass windows and approximately 35 reproductions of Tiffany stained glass lamps. My sense of color, developed from painting, was a major asset in selecting colors for the stained glass works. While I enjoyed working in stained glass, I have now returned to my first love, that of painting.


Wisteria (containing 2,400 small glass pieces), Peony and Dogwood

Professional Memberships

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., New York, NY

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

The American Artists Professional League, Inc., New York, New York

The Allied Artists of America, Inc., Union City, New Jersey



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