Professional Fine Artist: Laura BarbosaPublished in:NY ARTS MAGAZINE-September 2008ART BUSINESS NEWS-Online GalleryASBURY PARK PRESS- "Art Of The Dog" by Zack Patberg, Forbes.com, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter & MoreNew Jersey Artist Laura Barbosa is a Self-Representing / Published / Professional Fine Artist whom makes a living off her art and donates her artwork to charitable causes when supplies and time are available. She has already made a name for herself on an international level and has signed a contract with Icon Shoes. Look for Lauras Pug Dog on Handbags, Shoes & Accessories made by ICON SHOES in stores near you starting September 2009. www.iconshoes.comArtist Statement: My Artwork does not describe any one particular style, but rather my general attitude towards certain subjects or topics of our world. My Paintings convey my individuality and spontaneous thoughts and ideas. My Art has been described by others as "an embarrassment of riches in a colorful world of subconscious thinking." It is like a journey into the deepest corner of my mind which pulls out current ideas and accumulations of my past experiences, welding them together and presenting them to the world allowing the viewer to create their own conclusions and individual meanings that are all their own." Selected Exhibitions:March of 2007- Splash Contemporary Gallery in Asbury Park NJ. March Madness Show - 6 works on Exhibit.July 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009- Stover Mill, 56th, 57th, & 58th Annual Tinicum Arts Festival- Erwinna Pennsylvania - 7 Works on Exhibit.Awards:*Third Prize, "Horse Dance", Cultural Arts Center, Brick, NJ 2008*Third Prize, Stover Mill, Acrylics Category, "Bordeaux Dog" Juried by Bill Novak, 2007*Featured Artist: Imagekind Gallery on Easter Sunday March 23 2008*Art E-Motions Contest Winner- Boundless Gallery May 2009*Artist of The Month - Boundless Gallery July 2009*EBSQ Award Winner - For "Uncanny Valley" 2009Public Collections:2008 Fund raiser for The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. 3 paintings of 12 Working Therapy Dog Portraits. Acrylics on Canvas - 24" x 48" This work is on Permanent Public Display in a HUGE collection at the St. Barnabus Health Care Facility in NJ. This Public Collection has raised $7500.00 for the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog Org. to help maintain their training and education for the welfare of Patients throughout America.Laura has been selling art on line for a period of 6 years. She is a member and seller on All Posters, Art.com, Artist Rising, Imagekind, EBSQ, Absolute Arts Premiere Portfolio Artist, EasyArt Academy, Etsy, Yessy, D'ART, eBay and Boundless Gallery.Commissions: Small to Giant Custom Artworks for Home or Office Decor. Contact The Artist Direct: firstname.lastname@example.org EBAY SELLER ID: barbosaartInvest In Emotion By Laura BarbosaThe Power of Art should be felt by not only our minds but also our hearts and this is what makes it emotional. Emotion in my art is how I portray my feelings onto the canvas and try to reach the soul of my audience. My Artwork has been described as An embarrassment of riches in a colorful world of subconscious thinking and most of my pieces are known as conversational art pieces because they usually make the viewer experience emotion while viewing my work. I Believe that Art is the Best investment you will ever make, where else can you purchase a piece of someones soul?