Laurie MacFayden

“MacFayden’s paintings are all about gestures,
paint texture and explosions of colour.
Some have a post-impressionist landscape feel,
while others are full-on abstract expressionist in style.
She talks about her work ‘going where the colours
take (her),’ a sentiment that perfectly describes
the freshness of the paintings as well as their boundless
and infectious energy.”

— Gilbert Bouchard
Edmonton Journal, April 2009

Most of the paintings displayed on this website
are available for purchase. For prices and other
information about my art, please use the Contact
link (above, top right).


Real Straight Talk About Souls
(for life is holy and every moment is precious)*
July 9-Oct. 14, 2017
Woodcroft Library Branch
13420 114 Ave., Edmonton (Westmount)
*Titles inspired by Jack Kerouac. Paintings available via private sales; contact the artist.


Walking Through Turquoise
Laurie MacFayden’s third collection of poetry
Published by Frontenac House
Now available at Audreys Books in Edmonton
and Shelf Life Books, Owl’s Nest Books,
and Pages On Kensington in Calgary.


March 5-8, 2015
Skirts Afire HerArts Festival
Nina Haggerty Centre, Edmonton

Dec. 5, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014
Aspects of Self
Group show featuring works from Fighting Normal
installation with poet Amy Willans
Gray Gallery, MacEwan University, Edmonton

Jan. 25 – March 2, 2013
Fighting Normal
Multi-discipline installation with poet Amy Willans
exploring the stigma of mental illness
Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton

April 3 – 14, 2012
Alberta Society of Artists Group Show
Walterdale Playhouse, Edmonton

Sunday, March 25, 2012
if one petal falls
Art, poetry and music with Kelly Shepherd,
Amy Willans, Mandie Lopatka, Stephen Berg,
Karen Donaldson Shepherd and Monica Grove
MSpace Loft Gallery, Edmonton

June 6 – Aug. 15, 2011
The Poetry of Water
Solo Show, Kaasa Gallery, Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, AB

Nov. 14 2010
Big Bang Oh
Solo Show, Mspace Loft Gallery
Edmonton, AB

March 26 – April 23, 2009
Paintings and sculpture with Liz Sullivan and Helen Rogers
VAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Feb. 5 – March 19, 2009
Fahrenheit 451
Solo Show, Freedom to Read Week
Concordia University College
Student Library

Nov. 1 – Dec. 22, 2008
Dancin’ the Man Rhythm
Solo Show, The Gallery at Milner
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

June 21 – July 21, 2007
Diversity 2007
Da Capo – Viewer’s Choice Award
Visual Arts Alberta annual juried exhibition,
The Works Art & Design Festival
VAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB