About the Artist
Laura McCullough is an artist and a writer, and has often described herself as “a lover of Faith and a believer in what is beautiful.” The story of her varied pursuits, education, and artistic endeavors quickly accumulates into more of a biography than a “bio statement”. When asked, she cannot remember a time when she began to create artwork or compose poetry, as there was never a time that she did not. Beyond drawing and painting, as a child she was constantly collecting and deconstructing things which caught her interest, combining and reinventing her findings into tiny “masterpieces”. She won her first art competition at age 9, and had her first poem published at 12.
Throughout her life, that approach to the world of examining, collecting, deconstructing and reinventing has informed nearly every facet of McCullough’s creative process, extending into not only her writing and artwork, but her education, career choices, and most profoundly her faith. After attending college in the fields of Visual Communications, Interior Design, and Biology while pursuing a career in Nonprofit Animal Welfare, she has finally settled on the occupation of Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Homeschooling mother of 3 young boys. As days and destiny allow, she will one day expand her resume to include Children’s Book Author, and perhaps Quantum Physicist.
A love of Science, Mathematics and the beauty of Creation drive McCullough’s work. Her faith in the Elohim of Israel and the whole counsel of His Word is the central element of her life, the core of everything she produces and pursues. She knows who she was as an artist and writer before inviting the One who imbued those talents in the first place to participate, and the stark contrast of that identity to the song of harmony her soul now sings never ceases to fill her with wonder.
Over the course of her artistic career, McCullough has worked in nearly every medium, although she has come to find a deep and tangible resonance in the combination of mixed-media collage and fluid acrylic painting. She also currently does a large volume of digital work as part of the design company she shares with her husband, Ayil Designs. McCullough has had pieces featured in the galleries of the Art Institute of Atlanta, eclectic galleries such as Wild Cat on a Wing, on programs such as Good Day Atlanta, and is the current cover artist for the Winter issue of Rattle Magazine. Her poetry has been featured in numerous publications and anthologies, most recently in the newest anthology from Right Angle Publishing, “If I Could Tell You Anything.”
McCullough is the Design Director for The Blue Mountain Review, the Southern Collective Experience’s magazine publication. Her work on the magazine can be seen starting with the Fall 2017 issue.
McCullough works on both an original and commission basis, creating for such varied projects as children’s book illustrations, book and album cover work, manuscript illumination, logo design, promotional materials, personal commissions and prophetic pieces, craft and furniture pieces, drum and guitar painting, and fabric design.
"Think, pray, dream, pray again... now to DO."