Laurie Skantzos

Artist member since 2018
Guelph, Ontario

In my most recent body of work I employ repetition or standardization, suggesting stability. Hand cut stencils, which are somewhat crudely made and imperfectly spaced, thwart this initial control, indicating the human hand involved in the making. Layering, scraping back and re-application of paint in a manner that both obscures and reveals simultaneously, leads me through a process driven inquiry where discovery and exploration are the main objectives.

Laurie Skantzos’ abstract painting is largely inspired by the natural world and filtered through her inner landscape. She studied fine art at the University of Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She actively participates in shows and art fairs both locally and internationally. Laurie’s award winning work is included in private and public collections across North America, Europe and Asia. She works from her studio in Elora, Ontario where she is the resident artist at Elora Centre For The Arts.

Inside the Studio


Describe your home in 3 words

Bright, welcoming, eclectic

Everyone should know about

How to be in the moment

What do you listen to when you work?

Either streaming music or podcasts. Currently I'm enjoying The Savvy Painter podcast

Favourite book

The Little Prince

Favourite musical artist / band right now

Thievery Corporation

Why is art important to you?

Creating it brings me joy and grounding, looking at art gives me faith and hope for humankind