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Laura Zerebeski
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I am a full-time expressionist painter with a surrealist edge. I paint urban landscapes and personify buildings so they look like the people that live in them.

I grew up in a pulp mill town in BC's interior. My art teachers were often exasperated because I wanted to go by instinct which means I'm mostly self-taught. As much as becoming a starving artist scared me, I became one - two recessions and several depressions later (economic and personal). Now? Life is good. Cardio helps. So does a healthy balance of coffee and beer.

Current Residence: Vancouver
Favourite cartoon character: Pinky & The Brain
Personal Quote: Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all (W. Goldman, Princess Bride)
Another scattershot update. Really, is there any other kind of update? Here's a brief overview of my past six months summarized in both emoticons and text. 

w00t! :squee: Love Happy: I went on a vacation! Portugal's Algarve region for two blissful weeks. It was todo otimo and I will go again. I came back all excited to paint what I saw.

:| (Blank Stare)  :o (Eek) Confused Worried: Had enough commissions and sales to sustain me through May but then everything mysteriously slowed down.

Rage Waaaah! Disbelief Sad: My Mom died on June 25. Cancer. This is hard. If you've ever been through the death of a parent, you know how it goes. It's a trauma that feels like it happened yesterday and forever ago all at once.

Lonely Happy cry (Tears of joy) Shrug Bittersweet: We went to Alaska because that was the that last family vacation we'd planned to go on and Dad still wanted to go. The trip was already booked and Mom had hand-picked all the excursions. 

Grief is something we all face eventually. I find I don't care as much about commissions and survival as much as just coping with everyday emotions and getting out of bed every day. I have savings and I figure the lack of work activity is because the universe was making room for me to deal. So I deal. I wrote her obituary, I gave her eulogy, and I even made one of those "Celebration of Life" video presentations that everyone does nowadays. As the designated "creative" in the family, this was assumed to be my realm and it was. 
Grr. 4 out of 5 dentists recommend brushing your teeth!Painter Now I'm just trying to remember what I used to do every day. Doing what the living do, I guess. I feel like Billy Pilgrim in Slaughterhouse-Five. And so it goes.  Earth

  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Probably


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stvwoe Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say your art really stands out...!  And I really like your style asI have tried something similar but always revert back to realism, no matter if the content is mixed.  Good job again!
curlytopart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really like your art its really great ! 
Arum1966 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for Faving "Jimi Hendrix."
MusingCalliope Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch: Laura!
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the +W, my beautiful friend. I hope your day has been pleasant! :heart:
keight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I really loved seeing that "wall"of all your work you recently posted. It has re-inspired me and gotten me thinking in a different direction. Thank you. As I mentioned in my recent journal; it will be a while before I can get to work.
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PuzzlesTheCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! 
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
I'm in love with your art already.
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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind support! :hug: Have a great week ahead! :hug:
Simdaddy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I love the colors in your work! And there's nothing like coffee and...ok..I drink Mountain Dew.  Anyway:

Welcome to WhisperMeWish!  We look forward to seeing your works in your galleries.
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LORETANA Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for :llama:! I am very grateful!
Gevio Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
thank you for the llama Laura :D wish you all the best with your work!
RankaStevic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to WhisperMeWish We are happy to have you in our group, and looking forward to see more of your beautiful artworks. :hug:
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
If you're from Canada, I'd have thought you would call yourself Laurazed! Heh heh.

Really love your paintings, I ought to give your gallery another look at sometime.
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stargateatl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :) :cake:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014

Happy Birthday! :party: Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphic :airborne:

Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!

Fun fact: you share the same birthday as Google!
LORETANA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: I wish you only the positive impressions of this year!
kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: Happy birthday, Laura ~ I hope you have a great day! :iconballoonsplz::iconwineplz::iconflowerheartplz: Cheers, Coco
ShmelluloidStudios Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday. :)
Unadzuki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the many favorites >///< It means a lot coming from such a talented person like yourself.
Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Happy Birthday :iconsweetangel1:
BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Laura! :iconballoonsplz::iconwineplz::iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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