Laurie Darby is a painter, printmaker and educator who lives and works in Savannah, Georgia.
She is the creator and manager of Cobblestone Printmaking Center and Studio established in 2017. Darby earned her undergraduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in both Fine Art and in History, she received a Master of Painting from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art spending the first year of study on the Temple Rome, Italy campus. She later earned a Master of Teaching from Georgia Southern University.
Darby’s work focuses on elements of the natural world using flowers to depict the fragility of life. Working in series, she uses biblical precepts to evoke her narrative. Darby has received several grants and awards, including a Future Faculty Fellowship, Georgia Council for the Arts grant, Individual Artist Georgia Grant. And The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. She has also been in residence at the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Project Row Houses, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and the Hambidge Center. Darby has shown nationally and internationally continues to maintain a studio in Savannah, Georgia.