As a child, Laurie would sit in front of the chalkboard her mother gave her and draw for hours until there were mounds of chalk dust on the floor. Paper wasn't readily available. "Art was just something to do, it made people smile. Who knew you could make a career out of it?"
Following graduation from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA she moved from her home town in Butler, PA to the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, Ohio. She spent the next twenty years plus as an illustrator on staff at American Greetings and raising her family. Those precious years provided her the knowledge and experience she now relies on to explore new horizons in her own studio, appropriately name CHALKBOARD STUDIO now located in Strongsville, Ohio. The title of ILLUSTRATOR DESIGNER is one in which she is most proud. It provides the opportunity to express her wide range of interests. Character design, imaginative portraiture and fine art, wallpaper, gift wrap and textile design, logo and corporate identity, graphic design, imagery collage, product themes, stained glass design and ornamental sculpture are all things that she had the opportunity to develop.
The types of media she employs includes watercolor, pencil, pastels, charcoal, acrylic, oils, and Sculpy to name a few. In addition to the many traditional tools, the age of technology adds an endless variety to Laurie's imagination. PhotoShop, Illustrator and Corel Painter programs provides new opportunities for her images. Her styles are as varied as her interests, from cute children's' books to masculine textile design, from decorative floral motifs to contemporary moving graphics. The industry tends to put artists in a box. Resisting this, Laurie continues to explore new territories with her work.
Spring, summer, winter, fall...rain, snow and sunshine. The Designers beauty is all around us. Laurie celebrates the wonders of nature through experiencing its' beauty and creating impressions of those experiences.
" I only hope it is evident in the images I create."
Enjoy as you explore along with her!
ChalkBoard Studio is a dream come true for Laurie Musser.
Laurie will personally see that your project will be the best it can be. See the Chalkboard Studio-Gallery pages for new images. For additional information email or give us a call.
We look forward to working with you.
Galleries, Shows and Honors
Current member of Medina County Art league
2019 Brecksville Center For The Arts Brecksville OH - In Honor Of Trees juried show - “Among The Shadows” -3rd place honor
2019 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-The Art Of Realism juried show - “Barn Owl,” “Whinny”, “Barred Owl”
2019 Bay Arts-juried Annual Fine Art show - “Dinner On The Go”
2019 Bryn Du- juried Annual Fine art show - “Great Horned Owl” - Mar
2019 Aquarius-juried Medina County Art League- “Content”, “Amur”-3rd place honor- Feb
2019 Epiphany-“First Snow”, “Goldfinches” Jan-Feb
2018 Wolf Creek Nature Fest- Vendor - Nov 10, 11
2018 Medina Library gallery Medina OH - Hidden In Plain Sight show- “In The Ruff”, “Approaching dusk”, “Intense”- Nov-Dec
2018 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-Black and White juried show ”Dinner On The Go”, “Gallant”, “Content” Oct-March 2019
2018 Gallery plus- juried - “Content” -Oct
2018 High Arts Festival- Summit Art Space Akron OH juried - “Content” - Aug-Oct
2018 Art In The Park Medina OH-display- July 15
2018 Gallery Plus Lakewood OH - juried - “Dinner On The Go” July-Aug
2018 Buffalo Creek Summer Soiree-display and demonstration- June
2018 Creative Space-Avon OH - juried Best Of The Best show- “Gallant, “Main Coon”, “Hannah”
2018 Medina Country Club - “Intent”, “Bentley”-Jun-July
2018 Wolf Creek solo display - month of May
2018 Urban Orchid - solo show April-Oct
2018 Berea Fine Art gallery - “Goldfinches”, “Barred Owl”
2018 Creative Space-Avon OH - juried Fairy show-”The Gatherer”, “Garden Guardian”-Best Fairy award
2018 Creative Space- Avon OH - juried Creative Women Today show-“Barn Owl”, “Blue Heron”, “Hummingbird”, "Precious Moment"-Mar -received 2nd place award
2018 Aquarius -Juried Show Medina Art League-”Mountain reveille”, Dinner On The Fly”-honorable Mention-Feb
2018 Epiphany Show - Bath Oh-Jan -”Great Horned Owl”, “Northern Cardinals”sold cardinals
2017 Lime Light Show - Beck Center Lakewood OH - Nov-Dec
2017 Akron Zoo Fundraiser Show - Dec
2017 Wolf Creek Environmental center - Nov
2017 Wilderness Center Nature Fest - Nov
2017 American Greeting Juried Show - Sept/Oct
2017 The Olde Wine Cellar- solo show - Sept
2017 Medina Art Challenge-Sept
2017 Hopkins International Airport-8 pieces on display August- Jan 2018
2017 Art On The Bridge - Olmsted Falls Oh -July
2017 High Arts Festival - Akron OH- Aug, Sept
2017 Cuyahoga Metro Parks Nature Show
2017 Berea Art Walk - May
2017 Artisan Market - May
2017 "Time Will Tell" Coburn Gallery, Ashland University-June, July, Aug
2017 Medina County Country Club - April, June, Aug
2017 Cool Beans Cafe-April, May, July
2017 BayArts Juried show- March -sold Great Horned Owl
2017 Berea Fine Art Club- Holiday Show, various events
2017 Aquarius -Juried Show Medina Art League-Peoples Choice Award
2016 Medina Country Library Artist Challenge ExhibitNov 7-Dec 4
2016 Ohio University- "Bob Cat On The Prowl" hanging in Baker Hall!
2016 Westfield Bank Gallery-Medina, Ohio Nov 1-Jan 3. 5 pieces
2016 Ohio University Baker Center-"Bob Cat On The Prowl"
2016 Rocky River Nature Center-solo show Sept 1-Oct 31
2016 Medina Gem Co- July
2016 The Studios Upstairs Art Gallery-Seville Ohio -seasonal
2016 Berea Art Walk- Host-Riverside Gables -May 21
2016 Artisan's Marketplace Middleburg Community Center May/Oct
2016 Spokes Cafe, Medina, Ohio
2016 Marie's Cafe, Medina Town Square-two man show
2016 Aquarius Juried Show-Medina, Ohio-received Honorable Mention
2015 The Studios Upstairs Art Gallery-Seville Ohio
2015 Lodi Library Juried Show-Honorable Mention
2015 Medina Country Club Exhibits-Yellow, Blue, Brown, Orange
2015 American Greetings Fine Art Show-Spaces Gallery, Cleve, OH
2015 Aquarius Juried Show Medina Art League
2015 Westfield Bank Gallery-Medina, Ohio
2014 Sparrow Gallery-Lodi Ohio
2014 BayArts 52 Annual Juried Show
2014 Cool Beans Cafe Exhibit-Medina Ohio
2014 Medina Country Club Exhibit -Birds, Back Yard and Winter Shows
2014 "Year of the Horse", 2011 "Year of the Rabbit", 2010 "Year of the Tiger",-Selected as one of 25 Cleveland area artists for St. Clair Superior Development Corp. public art project- image design and painting public sculpture.
Kelly-Randall Gallery - Cleveland, Ohio
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Spaces -Cleveland, Ohio
American Greetings Creative Studio Gallery - Cleveland, Ohio
Brooklyn Nest-Pattern and Design
US Mint-Coins, Metals and collectables
Medina Gem Company - Pet Portraits
The Art Studio Company - Ornaments
Tatoo Design - private client
WinCraft Inc. - garden flags design
American Greetings - Greeting Card/Paper products/ornaments etc.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics- fabric illustrations
Jacquie Lawson, UK - illustrations for animated greetings
Jeremie Corp. - Concept and design fairy figurines
Montage Licensing - representation
The Bradford Group - ornament/figurine concepts
Berea Animal Rescue - calendar cover
F. Schumacher Co. N.Y.C.- wall coverings
Butler Veteran Memorial Hospital - public awareness materials
Tushie Diapers - RMed international, Inc. - package illustration
Hope Christian Church - signage, logos, fliers, posters, educational
materials, set design, stained glass design
Roundlake Camp - Logos, signs, educational materials.
Maxwell's House of Photography - photo enhancements, logo, fliers and ads
Give a Sheet Video Productions- logo design
The Music Tree - logo design
Dr. Andros Eye Center -fliers and ads
Paper Magic - greeting card art
Sangamon - greeting cards and paper products
North American LionHead Rabbit Club -Logo and paintings
Those Characters From Cleveland-patterns, concepts, children's books etc.
Good Cause Greetings- holiday art* American Greetings - Greeting Card/Paper products/ornaments etc.
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