Laurie Celine Balliett
Laurie's Art Biography
Laurie Celine Balliett
PO Box 2120
Taos, NM 87571
Laurie Celine Balliett conveys her excitement about living in astounding places with her expressionistic Plein-air oil paintings. She works with palette knives, spatulas, and brushes to capture the immediacy of the environment. The wild New Mexico color and light among grand landscapes evoke her inspiration. Laurie began painting in college while studying environmental ethics and nature writing. In 2009 she visited Taos from Cape Cod for a two-week painting trip and stayed five months, painting daily with local plein-air artists. She moved to Taos permanently in 2013 while always returning to Cape Cod, where she lived for decades before moving to Taos. When not painting on location, she works from her memory of color, light, and emotion with her intuitive sense of color harmony, along with multiple references while painting from life. Her canvases present her passion for nature and wild places, while sometimes bringing in evidence of human existence. She is the third-great-granddaughter of the Hudson River School Painter, Jasper Francis Cropsey.
Laurie has exhibited in New Mexico, Colorado, and Massachusetts and her paintings hang on collectors’ walls throughout the United States and St. Maarten (Deutsch), and Canada. She grew up in Texas and Colorado, and as a child spent summers in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Before going to Mount Holyoke College, Laurie moved from Colorado to the art colony, Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Since then, she has lived in New Mexico, Vermont, Colorado, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she still returns to paint. In 2013 Laurie relocated to Taos, New Mexico where she finds solace in painting and writing.
Exhibitions and Galleries
2021 - Present and Ongoing Ammann Gallery, Taos, NM Originals
2022 - Present and Ongoing Taos Museum at the Fechin House, Selected Originals
2022- Present and Ongoing Harwood Art Museum Gift Shop, framed prints and cards.
HISTORY and SCHEDULED:
2024 - Art in Public Places installation at University of New Mexico Hospital, in the Tower
2023 - Light Post Banner Artist, Town of Taos, April - October.
2022 - Taos Arts Council, “Random Art Show” Taos Center for the Arts, People’s Choice Award.
2022 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Guadalupe Gym, September, 2022.
2021 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Guadalupe Gym, September, 2021.
2020 Brewster Ladies’ Library, Brewster, MA, Feb. 2020 Solo show, High Altitude Landscapes of Northern New Mexico, Large Paintings.
2019 Inkberry Books, Niwot, Colorado, September, 2019.
2019 Taos Center for the Arts Juried Solo Show, The Taos Historic Inn January - May.
2018 Farmhouse Cafe and Gallery solo show, January - March
2017 Millicent Rogers Museum Miniature show, January-February, Taos, NM
2016 Farmhouse Cafe and Gallery solo show, December 2016 - February 2017
2016 Taos Open, Fall Arts Festival, September 2015
2015 Taos Artist Collective, May, June 2015
2015 Taos Select, Taos Fall Arts Festival, September 2015
2015 Millicent Rogers Museum Miniature show, January-February, Taos, NM.
2014 - 2018 Desert Dolphin Art Studio, El Prado, NM
2014 Taos Community Arts, Quick Draw and Auction, Taos, NM
2014 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Open, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, NM
2014 Charles Collins Gallery, Taos, NM
2013, 2012, 2011 Laurie Balliett Fine Art Studio, Eastham, MA
2013 Solo show: Salt Pond Visitors Center, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Orleans Medical Center Gallery, East Orleans, featured artist.
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
2013, 2012, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA, Plein Air Paint Out Shows and Receptions
2012, Moab Utah Plein Air Paint Out, Quick Draw, and Group Show, Moab, UT
2012 Dancing Turnip Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2011 Cotuit Arts Center, Cotuit, MA, “Wild Things” Juried Show
2010 Three Fish and a Ram, Mashpee, MA
2010 Solo Show, Rockland Trust Bank: “New Paintings by Laurie Balliett”
2009 Solo Show, Brewster Ladies Library, “High and Low Altitude Landscapes of New Mexico and Cape Cod”
2009 Anna Karin Gallery, Truchas New Mexico, “Taos Paintings”
2009, 2008, Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, various member shows.
2006, Dairy Center for the Arts, group show, Boulder Colorado
October, 2022, Ghost Ranch Plein-air Palette Knife, co-taught with Michelle Chrisman
May, 2023 Private Group at Ghost Ranch, Plein Air Palette Knife.
2024 Pending: Women and Nature, a multidisciplinary retreat immersion into nature writing and plain air painting.
2024 Pending: Ghost Ranch Plein air Palette Knife
Ongoing: Private Individual and Group Lessons
Taos Arts Council, Artist Member
Taos Center for the Arts, Artist Member
New Mexico Plein Air Painters, 2022 - Present
Oil Painters of America 2014 - present
Taos Plein Air Painters 2014 - present
Provincetown Art Association, Artist Member 2008 - 2018
Cape Cod Arts Foundation, Juried Artist Member 2009 - 2014
Cape Cod Art Association, juried artist member 2008 - 2013
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts BA Philosophy, 1994
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado MA Philosophy, 1998