Collection: Mireau, Laurie

Laurie (Publicover) Mireau lives on Canada’s east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She retired early to become a full-time painter in 1994. Taking breaks out of her ongoing career as an educator (public school and university teacher and school administrator) with a BA. B. Ed. (1966) Dalhousie U., M. Ed. and Ph. D. Educational Administration, University of Alberta, Edmonton (1980), she completed a wide variety of university-level art history and art studio courses at NSCAD from 1968 to 1971 and through U. of Alberta Fine Arts Extension, Edmonton 1988-1993 and she has the equivalent art training of a BFA. 


Laurie’s watercolors are striking works of tight realism and vivid color. Marine scenes and boats from Atlantic Canada are favorite subjects for her paintings.  A “native maritimer” from Hubbards and Halifax she never tires of looking at the ocean and trying to capture its many moods, particularly the early morning stillness and reflections.  She also paints city street scenes and local tourist attractions.  A watercolor enthusiast, Laurie also works with oils or acrylics when painting larger pieces or wall murals in homes or outside.  Last summer she painted two 7 by 7 foot murals for outdoor public spaces in HRM. She enjoys drawing, so another favorite medium is pen and ink, brightened with loose watercolor washes. 

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