Lili Anne Laurin

Award-Winning Plein Air Painter

Rhythmic Sea


8 x 16


Sailing Away


6 x 12


Low Tide


6 x 12




12 x 12




6 x 8


I am always in awe of nature’s quiet
majesty, which inspires me to paint
scenes that convey the sense of
tranquility I feel when I am surrounded
by the natural beauty and
sounds of nature.

It is the impetus for my creativity and an
important objective for me is to create in
my paintings the same sense of
enjoyment and peacefulness I felt when painting them.

Lili Anne Laurin Biography

Painting has been a lifelong passion for Laurin who spent her early years honing her drawing and painting skills with Canadian Watercolorist Helmut Gerth. She explored other mediums while studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University in Montreal where she was born. After moving to New Jersey with her husband and young son, she drove into N.Y every Saturday for two years to study anatomy/ life drawing with Michael Burban and figure/portrait painting with Joseph Peller at the Art Students’ League of N.Y.

As an artist there is always something to learn about one’s craft and I’m fascinated by other artists’ techniques and vision. I avail myself of every opportunity to take workshops with master artists from around the country.

Lili’s paintings have received local and national recognition and her work and painting techniques have been published in International Artists Magazine, American Art Review, as well as in the art instruction series 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes. She received a “Jury’s Top Sixty” award at the Salon International 2010 and her work was juried into and sold at the CM Russell Auction. She received an Award of Excellence and Jury’s Top Sixty for her painting “Pastoral Longhorn” at the 2013 Salon International. Her work was recently juried into the OPA Eastern Regional Show at McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

As an avid plein air painter she has pursued a more direct approach to painting. Laurin’s paintings reflect her many years of thoughtful observations and love of nature and she has developed a loyal collector base.

Lili is a member of the New Jersey Society of Plein Air Painters, the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, as well as the American Society of Marine Artists.

Lili Anne Laurin ~ Selected Awards & Juried Exhibitions

2014 Oil Painters of America: National Juried Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
2013 Oil Painters of America: Eastern Regional, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2013 Jury's Top Sixty Award & Award of Excellence, Salon Int'l, San Antonio, TX
2012 The Russell exhibition, C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT
2012 Paint the Town, Cranford, NJ
2011 People's Choice Award, Paint Out, Cranford, NJ
2011 Honorable Mention, No. Bennington Plein Air , Bennington, VT
Honorable Mention, North Light Magazine Cover Contest
2010 Jury's Top Sixty Award, Salon International, San Antonio, Texas
2007 Jury's Top Sixty Award, Salon International, San Antonio, Texas
2004 Best of Show, Somerset Art Association, Bedminster Township, NJ

Detailed Map and Directions to McBride Gallery

215 Main Street Annapolis MD 21401 • 410-267-7077

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12:00 - 5:30, Thursday til 9:00pm