For the past several years Laurie has worked on a series in oil pastels on paper dealing with unspoken communication and the expressive relationships of single iconic figures using layers of color, texture and minimal line. Working through this series she wanted to say even more with these images. She wanted a more complete story so she began exploring this idea by using multiple canvases and images to push the art to a more narrative place. Currently she is working on a narrative art show titled "All the In Between," (October 2012, Gallery 80808) that will consist of 75-100 canvases telling the cradle to grave story of one life well lived. Statement: I am drawn to the process of creating… drawn to what happens when you allow your every day self to leave the room and let that elusive creative hand step in and work… drawn to that magic of the moment when the every day self steps back in and is proud of the outcome of the process… drawn to the charm of someone else liking your work. It’s the last of these that endangers the truth within the process and must be monitored at all times.