Prizes and Exhibitions
- Drouin Ficifolia Festival Awards, 1997, 1998, and 2000 and Peoples Choice Award for 1998 and 2003.
- Warragul Rotary Art Show, local artist 1997.
- Drouin Ficifolia Festival, local artist 1999.
- Best other medium at Hillview Art Show 2000 and 2001, and Peoples Choice 1999.
- The Australian Flora and Fauna Award at Leongatha Art Show 2000, 2001, and 2002.
- Highly Comended Award at St. Kevins College Art Show 2000 and 2004.
- Bronze Medallion, Yakerboo Festival Art Show 2006.
- Best Pastel/ Pencil Tarra Valley Art Show 2006.
- Artistic Vision at West Gippsland Art Center 1998, with Leonard Long OAM, Bill Beavon and Chris Kandis. All of her paintings were sold in her first major exhibition.
- Similar success at Artistic Awakenings 2000, again at W.G.A.C.
- Solo Exhibition at the Courthouse in Warragul, October 2003. Sold 19 of the 31 paintings on opening night, leading to many more sales and commissions.
- Numerous exhibitions with the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, of which she is a long term member.
- Successful participation in Art Melbourne in 2009- 2010 as part of Gippsland Artists .com. in November 2008.
After several years running a demanding business, I have recently returned to full time painting, participating in :
- Wild Art at the Old Post Office Gallery Seymour 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
- The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2012, 2013, 2014.
- ”Winged Things” Royal Botanic Gardens July 2012.
- Solo Exhibition Saraghi Art Space, Cowes, Phillip Island Dec.2012 to Jan.2013.
- Artist Of The Month, South Yarra Art House, March 2014.
Laurel has recently added to her list of prizes:
- Best 2D Work in Show Tanjil Valley Art Show 2011.
- The Vitalis Skuja $2000 Aquisition Award at Nowa Nowa Nudes 2011.
- Portaiture Prize Trafalgar Art Show 2012.
- 2nd. Best in Show Art Gippsland 2012 W.G.A.C.
- Best in “Life” section Art Gippsland 2013.
- Best in Show, Best in Oils & People’s choice Walhalla Art Show 2014
In 2012 I was a selected finalist in three National Art Awards
- Norvil Landscape Prize.
- aArc Yinnar National Drawing Prize.
- Destination Daintree Art Prize.