Did you know Laura Hipke has essentially no formal arts training? Although the painter and HV Featured Member grew up in an artistic household—both her parents were artists—she rejected a standard arts education. Her aim is to present a vision of unfiltered creativity, directly from her unconscious mind. In her work, Hipke uses a unique painting process. She erases, scrubs and paints over the canvas to convey the sense of time’s passage. The result is her signature style with elements of Neo-Expressionism and Surrealism.
The painting in the center is titled “Self Portrait In The Yellow Coat”; the painting next to it is a portrait of Shane Guffogg, Hipke’s friend and the host of The Art of Art on HV. For more about Hipke and her creative process, watch Episode 2 of the show available now EXCLUSIVELY ON HV!