Lino Laure is a self-taught painter. He was born in the Philippines in 1963. In 1972, his parents along with his 6 siblings, immigrated and made their new home in the United States, in Southern California. Lino graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona in 1989 with a Liberal Arts/Education degree. After college, he taught elementary school for several years. Then, a chance encounter with a spiritual teacher drew him to study some of India's traditional healing arts, including yoga.
In 1997, Lino moved to San Francisco. It was while in San Francisco, while continuing his studies with his spiritual teacher that Lino discovered his natural ability to paint. Subsequently, he began cultivating his painting abilities mostly through self-study. During that time, he also mentored with renowned Northern California landscape painter Ann Hogle, who happened to be one of his best friend's mother. Lino then became a member of the San Francisco Artist's Guild and participated in shows and art venues in the Bay Area.
In 2003, Lino moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. He co-managed a Bed and Breakfast while continuing to create art. He sold many of his paintings through the B&B and at a local gallery. As a yoga teacher as well, he taught yoga and painting at a wholistic retreat center in Hawaii.
After 12 years of living in Hawaii, Lino moved to southern Arizona in 2016. He is finding new inspiration for landscape paintings and a calling to create abstract art.
About the Artwork
All of Lino's artwork are painted with oils on canvas. Large paintings are finished in his studio while smaller paintings are completed from start to finish "en plein air". Landscapes are often Lino's main subject matter when painting. However, he also enjoy's creating conceptual and abstract pieces garnered from his imagination and derived from elements of real or imaginary landscapes or figures to create a story or induce a particular mood.