Wax Image Laura Lockhart - Turning Travel to Art

The Artist Laura LockhartI love to travel, and I love to paint. Both are priorities in my life, and these paintings are the outcome of these two great loves. I was inspired to create this series after reading a quote from Mark Twain:

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain

With 20 years of traveling behind me, I have thousands of photographs to choose from. All of the photographs used in my paintings were taken by me. The photographs are selected for various reasons. It may be for a special memory, or a particular emotion I felt at the time. It might be because the shot is aesthetically pleasing to me. It is my hope that these paintings strike a chord with people who have been to these places or dream about going there. I would like to think it would be an everyday reminder of a great time that was had or a reminder of a goal for future travel.

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