Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and “ﬂower child” who sold handmade jewellery on the streets of San Francisco in the 1960s. Later on, she continued to rely on her intuition and passion, speaking from the heart with an unmistakable style that was the manifestation of her love of life and strong imaginative nature. From her fertile imagination, she created brilliantly coloured, vibrant and moving themes with paint and paper, exquisitely embellished with gold and silver.
In this piece, one of Laurel’s closest friends is depicted with two of her favourite animals to paint – a pair of mystical horses. Maria, a lifelong friend of Laurel’s, made her home on a hillside above a stunning blue lagoon on a remote coastline in Mexico, which provided endless creative inspiration.
It is our pleasure to share Laurel’s enduring legacy with the world as we continue to expand our popular Laurel Burch Collection.
Maria and Mares is available as: Midi (lined and unlined) and mini (lined) hardcover journals