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A watercolor painting of a rural field and barn with a big sky.

Current Exhibitions

TOSH 10 Gallery

Laura exhibits new paintings every month at TOSH 10 GALLERY in The Old School House Arts Center, Qualicum Beach. TOSH 10 is a gallery and working studio run by 10 artists.

Visitors always welcome:
Monday noon to 4:30, Tuesday-Friday 10 to 4:30. Closed Sundays September to June.

A painting of a pot of flowers and geometric grid shapes.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Laura will be busy exhibiting in 2019 - stay tuned!

A painting of a pot of flowers.

Recent Awards

"Cut Flowers 2" won Honourable Mention Award
@ Nanaimo FCA Open Show, November 2017.

An absract-style painting of an orchestra pit.


Laura is Artist of the Month on the Arrowsmith FCA Chapter Blog:

Laura Hilts - Artist of the Month

Laura standing with her new painting of a city scene

Laura’s paintings have been chosen for the following recent juried exhibitions:


  1. Sooke Fine Arts Show
  2. Aquarelle et Pastel, FCA


  1. Sooke Fine Arts Show
  2. Nanaimo FCA Open Show
  3. Central Okanagan FCA Open Show
  4. Arrowsmith Chapter FCA Spring Exhibition

Visit Laura's Studio
@ The Old School House Arts Centre

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About the Artist

Laura is an award-winning artist with the Federation of Canadian Artists and Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society.

She has been painting, drawing and creating for over forty-five years. A retired high school teacher, she taught art to both teenagers and adults for many years. Today she works in her home studio on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She also exhibits and shares studio space with nine other artists in the TOSH 10 Studio at The Old School House Arts Center in Qualicum Beach.

"I jot down ideas, making sketches and colour tests in one of my many sketchbooks. Although I like to plan, somehow the painting usually takes over, taking on a life of its own. The first marks are play and fun, but then the painting demands decisions and discipline. The challenge is to keep the feeling of those first spontaneous marks while developing a strong painting. "