About the Artist

Laurie Hendricks, MFA

Laurie Hendricks - Biography






Artist Statement:

As a painter,  I interpret nature through my feelings and express what I see and feel.  Painting from life gives me the necessary information, taking that with me back to the studio, I can re-interpret what I saw and felt outside and tell a story on my canvas.

I hope that the viewer will relate and be uplifted by my stories. 

is a California Plein Air painter, with origins from San Francisco and the Bay Area. She first moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, turning her focus to painting full time once her two daughters were born.  Growing up Berkeley, California, surrounded by painters, potters, and the natural beauty, she was familiar with the artistic tradition, which continues to inspire her landscape work.  From New England roots, she is a direct descendent of painter John Trumbull, best known for The Signing of the Declaration of Independence and other depictions of the American Revolution.  


Since earning her Master of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute she continues to study painting with many esteemed artists including Chinese master painter, Jove Wang, Glenn Dean, Calvin Liang, Ray Roberts, John Budicin, Peggy Kroll-Roberts, Joseph Mendez and others. Hendricks is a colorist who returns to nature for her subjects of women and children, floral, still life, and Plein Air landscapes.  Her paintings hang in many private collections nationwide and internationally. Her Plein Air painting, “Malibu Oaks” hangs in the permanent collection of the Desert Art Museum in Palm Springs, California.

A member of the California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and SoCalpapa, Hendricks is well known for her California landscapes, impressionist portraits of children, as well as her “house portraits”.  In addition to commissioned works, she teaches painting classes and workshops for children and adults.






DNA: DESIGN AND ART, "Design and Art, March-June 2013



SOUTH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY, "Art in the Afternoon", Benefit for Romberger Guild of South Pasadena, Spring 2013



ONE WOMAN SHOW, "PEOPLE, PLACES AND PAINTINGS", Laurie Hendricks Gallery, South Pasadena CA, Fall 2012

12X12X12 - SO PAS GALLERY, South Pasadena, CA - December 2012

BOLD BRUSH SHOW, Awarded top 15%, 2012

PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM, Pasadena, "Asian Influences: The California Art Club at the Pacific Asia Museum" September 2012 and 2011

LEE YOUNGMAN GALLERIES, Oil Painters of America "2011 Western Regional Exhibition", Calistoga, CA October 2011


ESTHER WELLS COLLECTION, "Best of Plein Air 2011" April 2011 

RANDY HIGBEE GALLERY, "6" Squared" April 2011


SOCALPAPA GALLERY, "California Impressionists: Then and Now" March 2011


SEGIL FINE ARTS, "Holiday Small Works Show", December 2010

RANDY HIGBEE GALLERY, "6" Squared", December 2010

CAC, "Perimeters: Artists Explore South Pasadena & The Arroyo Seco", November 2010

ONE WOMAN SHOW:"There and Back Again", Bistro 45, Pasadena, Nov. 2010 (11th Annual)

HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER, "Invitational Plein Air Festival", September-October 2010

BOWERS MUSEUM, "Invitational Show", September 11 & 12, 2010

SOCALPAPA, "Impressionism, Then and Now", August 2010

SOCALPAPA, "Newport Back Bay Show", July 24 & 25, 2010

LPAPA, "Best of Plein Air", July 2010
ONE WOMAN SHOW :"Art on the Circle", Pasadena, June 2010

SOCALPAPA “Small is Beautiful” April -June 2010
A SQUARE DEAL, "New Works Show", Philadelphia, PA, April- May 2010


ONE WOMAN SHOW,"The Color of Light", Bistro 45 Restaurant, Pasadena, November 2009

 AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY,"10th Annual Show",Saks Gallery, Denver,CO, Oct,2009

SAN LUIS OBISPO ART CENTER, "Invitational Plein Air Festiva", Sept-Oct 2009

CAC -"Eternal Light", June-December 2009

HUNTINGTON BEACH ART  CENTER, "invitational Plein Air Festival", Aug-Sept 2009

LACMA, "Wet Paint Exhibit", June 2009

LPAPA, "Less is More", May 2009

SOPAS GALLERY- "Still Life Show", April 2009

BORREGO SPRINGS ART CENTER,"Invitational Plein Air Show", March 2009 (08 and 07)

ONE WOMAN SHOW,"European Impressions", Bistro 45, 9th Annual, November 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER,"Invitational Plein Air Festival", September 2008 (07, 06)


SAN MARINO LEAGUE/HUNTINGTON GARDENS, "Art Matters", Juried Show, May 2008

PALM SPRINGS DESERT ART MUSEUM, "Treasures of the West", July 2008


LACMA,"Wet Paint Art Exhibition", June 2008

SOPAS GALLERY, "One Woman Show", April 2008

LPAPA, "Best of Plein Air" Juried Show, 2006 & 2007

LPAPA, "Miniature Show", December 2007

SEGIL FINE ART,"Holiday Small Works Show",  December 2006

LPAPA, "Member's Shows", May & Nov 2006

LPAPA," Best of Plein Air", May 2005

CAC, " Woman’s Club Show", May 2005

MOUNT VIEW HOTEL-"Lobby Show", Napa Valley, CA, January, 2005-2007

ON GALLERY, "Group Show",South Pasadena, October, 2004

ARROYO COLLECTION, "Group Shows",South Pasadena. 2004-2006


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