Welcome!  I’m Laura Gemme, artist, blogger, and creator of CRITIC & the MUSE.

I started this blog with multiple purposes in mind:Laura Gemme

  • to INSPIRE others (and myself) to live a more creative and fulfilling life
  • to SHARE things I’ve learned along my path as an artist and to continue learning from others
  • to acknowledge the challenge of managing the artist’s inner CRITIC
  • to give a greater voice to the MUSE inside…waiting to be heard and expressed
  • to become FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL through embracing and living my passion, while encouraging other creative souls to do the same

I hope that when visiting these posts and pages, you find content that speaks to you or moves you in some way.

Throughout the blog, you’ll find that I’m giving a voice to both the CRITIC and the MUSE.  My ultimate goal is to listen more closely to my MUSE and to let her lead the way, while still acknowledging the CRITIC‘s opinions.  Hopefully, this blog will provide a platform to sort through what usually ends in chaos when kept imprisoned in my own mind, and to encourage others do the same 🙂

Believe in yourself…embrace your inner creative passions…and let them SHINE brightly!  Passion, positivity, and enthusiasm are contagious.


Artistic Style:

I enjoy various mediums and even various styles when creating art.  Most of my art includes a mix of charcoal, chalk pastels, acrylic paint, archival markers, and collage materials.  Newest works may be described as mainly figurative and whimsical with a degree of creative elegance.  I’m not inspired so much by simply what I see, but my artistic works seem to be more of an expression of bringing to life what I feel in relation to what my mind interprets when looking at a subject.

Mainly self-taught, formal studies include:

Boca Raton Museum School of Art: 2001 – 2003 (Boca Raton, FL), studied figure painting and drawing

The Art League School, Torpedo Factory: 1997 (Old Town Alexandria, VA), studied figure drawing


“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.”

~ Banksy

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