Although Laurie Snow Hein has always drawn, when her kindergarten teacher asked if she was going to be an artist, she replied that “no”, she planned to be a doctor. Her talent was inescapable, though, as both parents, a grandmother and brother were also artistic. A mother of six and an avid animal lover, Ms. Snow Hein’s favorite subjects are children and animals. She says her love for nature and the challenge of portraying the beauty of God’s creations keep her painting. At home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Ms. Snow Hein carries her love for animals into the ring, raising show horses, goats and chickens.
She began her venture into art by coloring sepia-tone photographs for her dad’s studio at the age of eight. She studied with a well-known illustrator through high school and received a full scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design.
Hein refers to her style as “Old-World Realism,” but her technique often gives way to abstract or impressionistic forms.