Laura Cody was born in New York City but has resided in numerous cities throughout the United States.
In 2001, after a successful 25 year career in the medical profession, she and her husband Bill retired to
South Carolina. Laura has always had a love for art. But, pursuing her career and raising 3 children left
her little time to further her artistic skills with art classes and workshops. Upon moving to the beautiful low
country of South Carolina, Laura claims, “The artist in me exploded with a passion. Everywhere I looked I
saw beauty and I was inspired to capture that beauty with my art.”
Working primarily in oils and pastels, Laura uses vivid colors in her portrayal of landscapes, seascapes
and low country life. She states, “I look for the beauty in every subject and try to portray that beauty so
that others can experience joy through my art.” Laura also finds painting portraits to be very rewarding
and challenging. She paints beautiful, realistic portraits of children, adults and pets. Laura has been
commissioned to do portrait for weddings, graduations and other special occasions. Her artwork has won
numerous awards and has been featured in various publications.
A well-known, award winning artist in the Lowcountry, Laura is now achieving national recognition with her
artwork hanging in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Laura is an associate member of the Pastel Society of America, Southeast Pastel Society, Pastel Society
of South Carolina and the Portrait Society of America as well as the Summerville Artist’s Guild. Visit
Laura's art website: www.LauraCodyArtStudio.Com