STUDIO: 1130 Pine Street , Studio 3, Paso Robles, CA 93446   EMAIL:   PHONE: 805 286-2432

Laure F. Carlisle

Laure F. Carlisle









       Laure Carlisle has a B.A. and M.A. in art with an emphasis in sculpture and  holds a California lifetime teaching credential.  She taught art  in high school, adult education, workshops and classes for groups and museums.


         Laure earned her Masters Degree in sculpture and taught herself how to make sterling silver jewelry. While she was teaching high school art, she returned to SDSU to study jewelry with Arlene Fish and Helen Shirk where she learned how to anodize titanium.    Laure began designing titanium jewelry and was asked to design a line of earrings for the San Diego Zoo. At that point Laure stopped teaching and began selling her titanium jewelry to galleries and museum shops through out the United States and Canada.  Wanting to use the unique properties of titanium, she expanded her line to include unusual clocks and titanium weather vanes. Laure's titanium pieces were shown throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. She won numerous awards, was juried into the San Diego Designer Craftsmen Association and her work was featured in many books and magazines.


             After moving to Birmingham, Alabama, Laure opened a contemporary craft gallery in the historic Dr. Pepper Building.  During this time she taught classes for the Birmingham Museum of Art as well as offering classes and workshops at her gallery.   At the same time, Laure started to design a line of whimsical furniture and accessories. While at her first show with the new line she was asked to have her work included in an article in Home Magazine.  She closed the gallery and moved into a studio near the famous Irondale Cafe (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe).  More accolades followed and her furniture was featured at the Alabama State Gallery of Crafts. Her furniture was carried in galleries from Alaska to the eastern seaboard in many of the nations leading craft galleries.


       Five years of hand building, painting and shipping furniture created health problems that made Laure look for a way to design art without the demands of construction.  Laure found the field of licensing artwork and immediately jumped into it full time. Licensing required that she learn how to design and draw on the computer.  While licensing, her designs were featured in many industry magazines and her designs have been used for fabric, wallpaper, gift bags, wrapping tissue, dinnerware, home and garden flags and many other products.


        Laure and her husband moved to Paso Robles in 2005 and she decided to try painting in watercolor.  After taking a six week workshop with Roger Robinson, she headed out on her own and started to develop her unique style of painting.  Unlike traditional watercolorists, she uses the paint with less water and more opacity.  Since starting in watercolor, Laure has expanded to include painting in acrylic. Laure  has studied with Pat Dews, Betsy Dillard-Stroud, Mike Bailey,  Christopher Shink and Dale Laitenen.  Her paintings have been included in international, national and local shows and she has won numerous awards. Laure was a founding artist in the Studios on the Park in Paso Robles and has earned signature membership in the Central Coast Watercolor Society and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.