laurie cairns

By Mastrius

When life gives her lemons, #mastriusartist LAURIE CAIRNS makes the best lemonade!

A nuclear medical technologist from Oshawa, the end of 2019 was to be the glorious finish line of decades of service in healthcare. Ready to put her feet up and relax, Laurie planned to now spend winters in warmer climates. But she had just begun when the pandemic swept the globe, forcing her back home to Ontario


Artwork by Laurie Cairns
Among other workshops and classes, Laurie is mentored by Mastrius Masters David Langevin and Charlie Easton and is working through Mitchell Albala’s new landscape painter’s workbook. 

“Sometimes we can stick in our own world and be shy and not put ourselves out there. I’m proud I’ve put myself out there, you know? Whether people like my art or not, I’m there.”

Artwork by Laurie Cairns
Artwork by Laurie Cairns

With her plans strewn around her, Laurie began evaluating fulfilling other lifelong dreams, and felt, “I have all this time, let’s do what I’ve always wanted to do—let’s just paint.”

Laurie picked up a brush, dove right in, and hasn’t looked back!  Her enthusiasm and dedication to learning to paint what she loves shines through each piece.

Artwork by Laurie Cairns

In the last two years, Laurie has contributed to various juried art shows and is heading on her first plein air painting trip to Newfoundland this summer! 

“I don’t think I could ever give up. There’s just so much to learn and so many people to meet. It’s going to be lifelong.”

FOLLOW for her magical landscapes and charming plein air pieces. And she’s just getting started.


Author: Mastrius
Date: May 2, 2022

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