Laura Elkins Stover, a popular North Shore artist who works mainly in oil, pastel, and acrylic, is exhibiting her work at the Northshore UU Church throughout August and September. She is best known for her still life paintings, portraits, and paintings of animals. She loves to do paintings of the Myopia Hunt, with the excitement of the hounds and the beautiful horses with their colorful riders.
She studied for many years with Helen Van Wyk and Jack Callahan in Rockport, and has taken workshops with Ron Riddick and Harley Brown at the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as with Thomas Buechner, in Corning, New York. Stover writes, “I actually love the painting process itself, and in all my paintings I try to present a warmth, contentment, and sheer happiness in all I do.”
Stover is a founding member of the Saltbox Gallery; a member of North Shore Arts, the Newburyport Art Association, and the Artists Association of Nantucket; and an associate member of Rockport Art Association and the Portrait Society of America.