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Laurie L. Hansen

A love for drawing and painting led Laurie to study at Atelier LeSueur in Excelsior, MN. This intensive 4-year program taught techniques of the Old Masters and working from life. Laurie graduated in 1991, completing all programs in Portrait, Figure, Landscape and Still Life.


Laurie established her studio at the West End of Old Ellicott City after relocating to Maryland in 2012 with her husband Fred and their dog Nina. They have 2 adult children, both artists. Their son is a songwriter and musician and their daughter works in the field of writing/editing and photography.

Laurie paints primarily in Oils. Her style is a combination of painting en plein air and realism.  She likes to start a painting outdoors and finish it in her studio. Her “Engraved Boards” provide art for transitional wall spaces and columns.

Coming in 2019; a love for learning leads Laurie to also offer works in sculpture.

1995-97  The Minnesota River School of Fine Art, Burnsville, MN

2015  HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Ellicott City,
2016  Featured Exhibit at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: “Cameras & Brushes – An Explorations of Place and Color”

2016  Honorable Mention Award for “In Plain Sight” – The Art of Stewardship-Nature Through the Artist’s Eyes. – Annual event at The Howard County Conservancy.

2017  Honorable Mention Artwork and Written Submission Pair – “Universal Energy” by Laurie Hansen and “Hamsa” by Laura Shovan – Columbia Art Center, Blossoms of Hope: Healing Hands 2017

2014-Current  Silent Auction Committee Volunteer, Howard County Arts Council – Annual Celebration of the Arts

2013-Current  Member of The Ellicott City Arts Coalition


Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building


Gallery Hours

Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm
Other days/times by appointment


Deborah Maklowski allowed me to video her colored pencil demo; she began drawing at 12:30 & stopped at 4:30. Besides checking out a students progress (18 seconds) and a lunch break she worked steadily. Imagine if the world paid artists by the hour… Please watch the videos carefully, Deborah lost her kneaded eraser, & we can’t find it, if you see it roll off the table let us know. ☺️ #innerworkingsouterjourneys #horsespiritartist See MoreSee Less

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Have you seen the show ‘Inner Workings, Outer Journeys’ with artwork by Deborah Maklowski & Allison Pasarew yet? Well even if you have – stop by tomorrow to meet artist Deborah Maklowski between 1 & 4 pm, 9/26. She’ll be doing a colored pencil demo, and answering questions about her work.
NEXT Sat, 10/3 Meet Allison Pasarew when she does the same! #InnerWorkingsOuterJourneys
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Recently Robin Holliday talked with glassblower Tim McFadden about how he got his start & how far he’s come, let’s listen in… See MoreSee Less

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Allison Pasarew wraps, weaves & "sews" her sculptures using impossibly thin wire repurposed from today’s broken & replaced technology. Here Allison stands with her, very impressed, Dad.
Inner Workings, Outer Journeys with Allison Pasarew & Deborah Maklowski runs though Sun, Oct 4th.
#InnerWorkingsOuterJourneys at #HorseSpiritArtsGallery, the gateway to Historic Savage Mill.
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We’re located at:

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

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