Laura Wilder is an enthusiastic artist whose style fits perfectly into the aesthetic of the Arts & Crafts movement original and rekindled.
Originally a typical college art major, she first worked as a commercial illustrator and graphic artist. At some point she was exposed to the work of the masters of the Arts & Crafts movement and she was stunned and exhilarated she had found an aesthetic that fit her personal style.
So she struck out on her own producing a series of block prints depicting "Artisans at Work," the first of which was modeled after Janice McDuffie who owns a pottery in East Aurora near the Roycroft campus. Soon she was drawn into the Roycroft Renaissance movement and Laura is now a Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan.
Laura became acquainted with Fair Oak Workshops when we approached her about creating a seasonal block print series inspired by the Dard Hunter illustration on the title page of Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle published by the Roycrofters in 1905. That project was very successful and a few prints remain available directly from Laura.
Laura practices in more than one medium. Besides block prints, from time to time she does serigraphs and also paintings which she reproduces via giclee or lithograph.
All of Laura's prints are signed and numbered and are sold with an archival quality mat. The matted prints can be purchased unframed or framed.
Laura (shown at right printing) offers her prints framed under UV glass in a 2" MSF quarter-sawn white oak Mission Style Frame with mitered corners.
For Laura's Seasons IV print also framed under UV glass there is a choice of two frame styles both Mission Style crafted of quarter-sawn white oak with normal mitered corners. Available in a choice of 2" (MSF 2) or 3" (MSF 3) frame stock, see below.
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