Laurie McClave is a California born multi media artist now living and working in the Pacific Northwest. Laurie Grew up surrounded by part time artists and she was taught at an early age to draw by her mother and quickly it became a passion. She was constantly drawing or doodling and took an interest in fashion illustration and designing her own clothing in High school. She continued to draw and take courses in drawing, sculpture and painting at the local community college. Laurie then worked and waited 10 years to go back to get her degree at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned an honors studio spot and her BFA in painting.
Over the years, laurie has developed her own voice and style which she spends hours and hours perfecting. Her pantheon of goddesses are at once untouchable and approachable, with a come hither glance and steely resolve.. they seem to be on a mission to draw the viewer into their story. She has always been interested in ancient myth and lore and likes to find the root of every story and how it relates to us today.
Laurie is exhibiting around the world and runs a small Hybrid gallery collective called Red Raven Gallery in her adopted home town on the Northwest Olympic Peninsula, where she can be found helping other artists find their niche.
“Laurie McClave, prolific figure and fantasy artist, features myth, legend and vision in her female representations of the elegant goddess and mystical divine. Precise and bold, her work helps us imagine moral, ethical and political import while simultaneously wowing us with sophistication and style.”