Adams’ collages include found items from nature, textured papers, painted papers and exotic patterned papers from many different countries of origin that have been cut up, layered, and adhered with acrylic medium. Often, ten or more layers of material are used to create a single work. The result is a “painting” with a distinct, three-dimensional effect.


“Magnolia Tree in Live Oak Forest”

The maritime forest is typically characterized by a high canopy of Live Oak and an understory dominated by Saw Palmetto. Another common canopy tree includes the stately Southern Magnolia. The maritime forest can be distinguished from the shrub forest by its clearly defined canopy. This high canopy shades out many of the shrub forest plants.The soil in the forest is very moist and fertile to support these large trees. It may take up to a century for these types of soil conditions to develop.


Renowned Atlanta Collage Artist, Laura W. Adams, is teaming with Mystic Osprey Gallery in Beaufort to create awareness about our country’s diminishing Maritime Forests, and to raise money for Port Royal Sound Foundation. 15% of proceeds from the show’s art sales will be donated to the foundation.



Magnolia Tree in Live Oak Forest, 30 x 40" Collage