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Laura Zerebeski
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I am a full-time expressionist painter with a surrealist edge. I paint urban landscapes and personify buildings so they look like the people who live in them.

I render urban landscapes with a blend of caricature and idealism. I make buildings look like living things and my stylized distortion of architecture often represents the people who inhabit the buildings and neighbourhoods.

The vivid colours and implied instability create a whimsical view of the city that seems as happy as most of us wish we were. I’ve learned that you can’t control the world but you can interpret it so I choose to emphasize the color and character and electricity of life. My hope is that those who like my work get a jolt of familiarity.

Current Residence: Vancouver
Favourite cartoon character: Pinky & The Brain
Personal Quote: Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all (W. Goldman, Princess Bride)
I read a review that highlighted a phrase van Gogh used to describe his own work: "consolatory art for distressed hearts." The phrase takes the slight shame I have in making frivolously pretty paintings and reconciles it with my own enjoyment of making and looking at frivolously pretty paintings.

Here's a link to the review:…
Just as there are writers’ writers, so there are painters’ painters: necessary exemplars, moral guides, embodiers of the art. Often they are quiet artists, who lack a shouty biography, who go about their work with modest pertinacity, believing the art greater than the artist. ...

And it goes on. It's a long article. The best, most poignant paragraph (for me at least) is the closing one: 

"What pleases the PUBLIC is always what’s most banal,’ he wrote to his brother in 1883. But nowadays Van Gogh pleases the public enormously. So has he become banal? Could our difficulty in being able to see him properly be a sign that there is only so much looking to be had, and/or that with age we grow out of him? Oddly, no. He isn’t one of those painters – like, say, Degas or Monet – who, over the decades, refine and deepen our vision. I am not sure that Van Gogh’s paintings change for us very much over the years, that we see him differently, find more in him, at sixty or seventy than we did at twenty. Rather, it is the case that the painter’s desperate sincerity, his audacious, resplendent colour and his intense desire to make painting ‘a consolatory art for distressed hearts’ take us back to being twenty again. And that is no bad place to be. "

Nope. Surely it isn't. 
  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Signs Point To Yes


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JonNeumann Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, your art is awesome!, I like how you warped things sometimes. You should check out my drawing of Vancouver, done cartoon style. Out of all the cities in the world I chose to draw Vancouver..... Rio would be cool too. I'll be sure to see what else you paint! 
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Kottylingual Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
Flag of Brazil Ni oi ma Flag of China , Laurazee it's a mix of Chinese and Portuguese of hello/hi, ni hao ma + oi = ni oi ma so I appreciate u say it too.
So do u always have watched Stitch the Movie or Lilo & Stitch series if u, alredy know that Stitch cousin yellow part Chinese dragon looking alien experiment 221 nicknamed Sparky?
Over 7 months ago there was a Lilo & Stitch Chinese spin-off just came out on March 27th, 2017 as there is a new girl, a Chinese girl named Ai Ling(An Ling in Chinese) in China on tv and in 2017 in a Chinese calendar is the year of the rooster.
Ai Ling is in a place of Lilo only in a place of China instead of Hawaii, here is the picture of them… isn't Sparky and that new little girl perfect and adorable?
If your interested in them the Chinese girl and you should somehow, alredy know that Chinese dragon-like experiment alien Sparky to draw them.
Could u draw them in a Chinese festival wearing these outfits, a Chinese gate called a Paifang in the background for them, drumming Ai is doing in that pretty China flag colored Chinese qipao outfit and Sparky wearing this cool outfit like a monkey king sort of having these antennaes on the cap and some Chinese warrior outfit matching for the Chinese festival it looks like to me, a stick and a lantern stick carrying with him as Ai carrying a drum celebrating in that street in China so here are they to copy their outfits and the background with the Paifang for the street Ai's Chinese outfits festival or Sparkys outfits can u do that, please?
When u finished the request for the Sparky & Ai fans/me so submit it in these special corresponding dates I'm picky with I want them to be in those days I'm available to plus favorite them is on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st(that matches Sparky's 221 number), 22nd, 24th, 27th or 29th ur ready to submit them this year 2017 in these last 2 months of 2017 or this month of 2017 as it's special, please?
Also 7th, 17th and 27th dates matches 2017 too in a special way.
So what u think of:flagofbrazil: ni oi ma:flagofchina: that mixed/fused Portuguese/Chinese words?

I love looking for someone from Brazil to draw them for the soon to be Sparky and Ai fans in your own style of art these Chinese cartoon characters.
SunsetSovereign Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :iconcakeplz:
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
happy birthday
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz: :iconbouquetplz:
Arum1966 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for Faving "Despair." How have you been?
LegendaryMyth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To see the world the way you seem to see it would either make it a much happier place of colourful wonder, or considerably more frightening. I cannot figure out which, but either way the world would have its beauty so well done.
Fine art work.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!!
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
happy birthday
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
All kinds of great stuff in your work  .. love it
mallettepagan0 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I like that your artwork seems to have movement, and I love the bright colors.  :)
natalievonraven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
Ha ha... "healthy balance of coffee and beer." :thumbsup:=)
LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Happy Birthday! :party: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic Celebration by Mirz123

stargateatl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Laura! Have your cake and eat it too
dragonsandwitches77 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
happy birthday :)
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
happy birthday Laura c;3
Happytiger123 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Laura, this is a little odd brining this up now but I wanted to thank you for commenting on my stumped image a few months back and for also being the first person to comment on any of my work on DA. I also took a look at your gallery and you have some really wonderful work, I am definitely going to add you to my watch list.

Thanks again from Jared aka Happy The Tiger :) (Smile) 
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stvwoe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say your art really stands out...!  And I really like your style asI have tried something similar but always revert back to realism, no matter if the content is mixed.  Good job again!
curlytopart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really like your art its really great ! 
Arum1966 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for Faving "Jimi Hendrix."
Fragmented-Poet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch: Laura!
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the +W, my beautiful friend. I hope your day has been pleasant! :heart:
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