My art is focused primarily on abstract paintings, pure abstracts and abstract botanicals. However, I also paint landscapes and representational art. After years of discipline painting landscapes, I realized there was a parallel to nature and the abstract. Nature is essentially pure abstract when, for example, we momentarily remove our "definitions" of what we see: It is a cloud, mountain, tree, rock, etc. When these concepts are put aside, essentially, we see colors, shapes, patterns, lines and so on...visual elements that are the basis of abstract compositions. As a result, I appreciate a variety of art genre. My outcome of my artwork reflects this when you view the collection on this website. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my artwork with you. Thank you for visiting my site.
Lino Laure was born on Leyte Island, Philippines, but grew up in Southern California when his family emigrated to the US in 1972. He received a BA in Liberal Arts at Cal Poly, Pomona, California with a minor in Education. After teaching grade school for a few years, a chance encounter with a master from India, versed in the ancient healing arts, martial arts and yoga, changed his direction.
When the opportunity came to study yoga with his teacher, he immersed himself in the wisdom of the East. It was then, also, when he began to paint. As a self-taught painter, Lino observed, from the beginning, that his instinct to mix color and manage techniques came naturally to him. When he lived in the Bay Area in the late 90's to early 2000, he joined the San Francisco Artist Guild, taking the opportunity to showcase his artwork in public places. In 2003, he moved to Hawaii and made it his home for the next 12 years, painting landscapes prolifically, keeping in pace with commissions and public shows. In 2016 he returned to the mainland and settled in Tucson, Arizona where he continues his studio practice. He is also a teaching artist at Tucson's The Drawing Studio art center, where Lino teaches drawing and painting.