Laurie Harden is an illustrator and painter, and has been, it seems, all her life. It is her first love and abiding passion. She works in Oils, Gouche, Pastels, Charcoal & Pencil. Laurie studied at Kansas City Art Institute and Rhode Island School of Design where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She resides in Northern New Jersey. Her work is widely exhibited, awarded, commissioned and collected. An artist with a international clientele, she also teaches art privately and at several art associations.