My name is Laura and I am a professional artist and designer living in Washington D.C. My mission is to translate music into immersive visual art and collaborate with my clients to create paintings that get at the emotional essence of each song that they select. My process involves manually mapping out the instrumental structure of the songs as the base and then letting my intuition guide the visual direction of the painting. Music contains hidden patterns and structures that make the rhythm and sounds feel so magical and pleasant to our ears. The same is true for a lot of art and architecture. I’ve always been in love with and inspired by classical Islamic art and architecture because their patterns and imagery all have a mathematical foundation as well as a calculated reason for each visual decision. The result is a magical piece of art that feels musical. These paintings allow me to combine my loves for the worlds of graphic design, painting, and art history. But even more importantly than how a piece of art looks, is how it makes us feel and what it means to us. The whole purpose of my collaborative commission work is healing and to validate my clients’ feelings with artwork based on the songs that they love. Music heals our soul and it’s my hope that my artwork that is grounded in music, can help facilitate this healing even if in the smallest of ways. Laura graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.