American artist Laurie Mahoney is a Dallas-based, award-winning artist and website designer.
Laurie specializes in needle-felted paintings, using natural fiber from sheep, goats, alpaca and silk worms; and she has recently begun creating works in the stippled pen-and-ink style used in “Shadow Fragments.”
In addition to her one-of-a-kind creations, Laurie enjoys collaborating with her husband, John, on creative projects, such as tile mosaics, metal sculptures and lamp-working (a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt glass).
The majority of Laurie’s exhibited works have been needle-felted paintings, which can take a year or more to complete.
Inspired to participate in more gallery events throughout the year, Laurie began experimenting with pen and ink and soon discovered that the stippling style, used in her whimsical drawings, was similar to the motion used in her needle-felted creations.
Laurie Mahoney is a founding member and co-curator of the Dallas based SLANT artist collective, an artist-run gallery hosting exhibits to encourage art appreciation in the community.
Laurie’s award winning work (1st Place - 2012 Texas Make It With Wool Contest; Best in Show - 2012 Texas Art Hotel's 'Once Upon a Time') has been exhibited in both juried and invitational exhibits throughout the United States.
As a child, Mahoney experienced a geographically broad upbringing, living in eight states and Canada. Today, she makes her home in Dallas, Texas.