About Laura Cody

Laura always had a love for art but pursuing her career and raising three children left her little time to enhance her artistic skills. After she and her husband retired to the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina, Laura claimed, “the artist in me exploded with a passion. Everywhere I looked, I saw beauty and I was inspired to capture that beauty with my art.”

Working primarily in oils and pastels, Laura uses vivid colors in her portrayal of landscapes, seascapes and Lowcountry life. She states, “I look for the beauty in every subject and try to portray that beauty in the hopes that others can experience joy through my art.” Laura also finds painting portraits to be very challenging and rewarding. She paints beautiful, realistic portraits of children, adults and pets. Her artwork has won numerous awards and has been featured in various publications.

Laura is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Southeast Pastel Society, Pastel Society of South Carolina, the Portrait Society of America and the Summerville Artist’s Guild.

A well-known, award winning artist in the Lowcountry, Laura is now achieving national recognition with her artwork hanging in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.

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  • 3rd Place–2013  Hilton Head Biennale National Juried Exhibition
  • 2nd Place–2012 Art League of Hilton Head Members Show
  • Honorable Mention–2010B eaufort Art Association Annual Juried Spring Show


  • Southeastern Pastel Society
  • Pastel Society of America
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Summerville Artists Guild