Lauralee Hinde has been an artist all of her life. In childhood she hand tooled leather and made wallets and purses. She graduated from Ca. State East Bay with a B.F.A. in studio arts, emphasis in Ceramic Sculpture and Painting. Presently, she has turned her creativity into painting old cast off records and upcycling thrown away materials. She enjoys making colored pencil drawings; Lauralee is a fan of nature and her work expresses that through the subject matter she picks, and in the material she uses.