"My happiest painting days produced scientific illustrations featuring amoeba and paramecium-like characters lining up and dividing riotously, as if they had too much champagne stored in their synapses. These are some of my favorite characters to paint, as they are capable of anything, including evolution, when it amuses them.” - Laura Kreps
Laura Anne Kreps (1954-2020) was an artist who spent much of her life in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Laura was educated at Durham Academy, the Northfield-Mt. Hermon School, the San Francisco Art Institute, and earned a BFA from Duke University and MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She worked ingalleries and in arts administration in New York and in North Carolina, most recently at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill.
“The humor of a subject is what I see first and what I like best to capture. My work is naïve and has dreams of becoming sophisticated, but at the same time it will not put away its toys.”
Laura’s paintings are in private collections and in offices in Atlanta.