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Welcome

This is a simple website.  There is a little introduction first, scroll down to the Gallery and the Gallery of Sold Paintings, and scroll further for my resume and finally at the bottom is contact information.  Thank you for visiting the site.

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ROSSNAGEL ARTWORKS

Laurel was born and raised on a mixed farm along the edge of the Qu’Appelle Valley west of Regina, Saskatchewan. 

 

She attributes her prairie roots and farm upbringing to building her strength of observation, as well as her success in developing a reputation as a representational artist of landscape, buildings, flora, and fauna.  Laurel has always had an interest in learning through personal trial and error, thus is largely a self-taught artist. 

 

In July 2006, Laurel retired after 30 years working for the University of Saskatchewan to concentrate on her art.  Over the years, she has completed numerous commissioned pieces and held over thirty solo exhibitions as well as participating in group shows and sales. 

 

Travelling has influenced her art, and she has sold artwork locally, nationally, and internationally.  Laurel enjoys supporting charity fundraisers and great causes. 

 

Laurel and her husband spent four years in Victoria which provided new scenery to paint and opportunities to share her art. However, the Prairies and home were calling, and they happily returned in the Spring of 2023.

A few of Laurel's paintings can now been viewed at Dandelion Art Framing & Gallery, 2207 1st Ave N., Saskatoon.

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Gallery

Most of these paintings are acrylic, but I also work in mix media, oil, pen and ink and watercolor.  I paint landscapes, animals, birds, plants, and buildings.  The collection below includes paintings of Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, England and Australia.  Let me know if you have any questions by contacting me at RossnagelArtworks@gmail.com.

Gallery of a Few of my Sold Paintings

This is just a small sampling of paintings I have sold or donated over the years.

RESUME
Laurel Rossnagel
Representational Artist

 

Born and raised in Saskatchewan.  Strong prairie roots have given Laurel the ability to see and depict the simple beauty of the landscape, birds, plants and animals. Laurel’s artwork is detailed and realistic.

 

Training/Experience

 

Mainly a self-taught artist working in various mediums including pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic.

 

Attended two watercolor classes by Rolf Krohn in the early 1990s and a painting class by Degen Lindner in 2002. 

 

Participated in a Workshop with Adeline Halverson, June 2017.

 

Attended a Masters Workshop with Robert Bateman, November, 2018.

 

Extensive travel has influenced her work including artist residencies at Kenderdine campus, and trips to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the United States, and many countries in Europe as well as all the Canadian Provinces. 

 

Over the past thirty years, Laurel has completed numerous commissioned pieces for friends and acquaintances and sold art locally, nationally, and internationally.  She has had more than twenty solo art and her work has been sought after for auctions.  Supporting charities has been a priority.  Her work can be found in collections in Canada, the United States, China, Japan, Australia, and Europe.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2022 Exhibition of Art, Oak Bay Neighbourhood Learning Center,Victoria, BC November 1, 2022 to January 10, 2023

2021 Experiencing Vancouver Island, Saanich Municipal Hall, Victoria, BC, Sept 15 – Oct 26, 2021

2018 Art Show and Sale, Four Points by Sheraton, Saskatoon, August 20-21, 2018

2017 Art Show, Four Points by Sheraton, Saskatoon, Sept 22-23, 2017

Escaping to the Country, Cedar Hill Community Center, Victoria, BC March 22 – April 5, 2017

2015 Art Show and Sale, The Willows Golf Club, Saskatoon, June 26-27, 2015

City Hospital, Saskatoon, March 1-31, 2012

Riverside Country Club, October, 2011

Rosthern, Saskatchewan, October 19-Nov 30, 2010

U of S College of Agriculture, Saskatoon, “A Year in Review”, May 29-30, 2010

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Saskatoon, “Simply Country”, October 16 – November 7, 2009

Riverside Country Club, Saskatoon, “Art Year in Review”, September 21, 2008

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Saskatoon, “Celebrating A Century of Learning”, September 6 – 29, 2007

Saskatoon Club, “Saskatchewan Summer”, September through November, 2007

Westgate Books, Saskatoon, May 8 – June 8, 2007

Calories Restaurant, Saskatoon, August 20 to Oct 1, 2006

Melville Community Works Gallery, Melville, Saskatchewan, “Hills of Saskatchewan”, June 6-29, 2006

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Saskatoon, “Visions of Lily Nook”, March 24 – April 16, 2006

Parkridge Centre, Saskatoon, October 2004

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Saskatoon, September through October 2004

Faculty Club, University of Saskatchewan, April through June 2003

Mane Concern, Saskatoon, September 2002 through January 2003

Calories Restaurant, Saskatoon, April 29 through May 14, 2002

Faculty Club, University of Saskatchewan, July through September 2001

Meewasin Valley Authority, Saskatoon, March through April 2001

Gallery on the Bridge - Saskatoon City Hospital, March through May 2000

Gallery on the Bridge - Saskatoon City Hospital, June through August 1999

Faculty Club, University of Saskatchewan, January through March 1999

 

Joint Exhibitions

 

Mix Artist Collection Space, “Art Duet”, September 20-22, 2013, with Mary Keller

 

Art Displays

 

Edwards School of Business – November 2009 through January 2010

Raymond James Saskatoon – February through May 2010

The Centre at Circle and Eighth, Saskatoon, January through February 2000

 

Awards

 

Reflections of Nature 2013 Competition, Open Section, Division Winner with “Autumn Hues 2 and

3rd place with “Hill Hues”

 

Articles and Reviews

Exhibition of “Visions of Lily Nook” highlighted in an article in Spring 2006 in Gallerieswest magazine

Saskatchewan Professional Art Galleries Association 2008 Calendar (June)

 
Commissions
 
Numerous commissions for individuals and corporations, 1980-present including
Virtus Group LLP, 2010
Canadian Seed Growers, 2007
Many commissions by University of Saskatchewan for retirement and other gifts, 1980-present day
University of Saskatchewan President’s Office, 2004 and 2006

University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine

Fourteen Original Paintings, PotashCorp Vanier Cup, 2006
MD Management, 2006

 

Group Exhibitions

 

SPAC (Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts), Victoria, Spring Art Show, Spring 2017, 2018, 2019,

Virtual 2020, 2021 and 2022

Victoria Arts Council, Little Gems Members Art Show, Victoria, Fall, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Boys & Girls Club Art Show and Sale, Saskatoon, November 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007

Gardenscape Show and Sale, Saskatoon, Spring 2000-2009

Art Encounter on Broadway, Saskatoon, May 2008

Edwards School of Business, Downtown Saskatoon location, December 2009 through January 2010

 

Gallery

Dandelion Art Framing and Gallery, Saskatoon, 2024

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1990 – 2018, now closed

Grasslands Gallery, Val Marie, Saskatchewan, now closed

 

Member Organizations

 

Victoria Art Council, Victoria, BC 2018-2023

SPAC (Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts), Sydney, BC 2018-2023

Carfac Saskatchewan - Canadian Artists Representation / Copyright Collective Inc. (until 2018)

Saskatchewan Wildlife Association (until 2016)

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