Laura Martinez-Bianco

Laura Martinez-Bianco has spent her life in New York’s Hudson Valley and has always appreciated and valued the beauty of it’s landscape. Her paintings are inspired by her surroundings, at home or abroad. After receiving her degree in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz, she continued to study painting with local artists in the Hudson Valley.  

Laura has taught and hosted painting workshops in Italy and Cape Cod. Workshops provide her with an opportunity to paint with and to teach others about the plein air experience.  Her work spans a variety of medium including pastel, printmaking and encaustics and can be found in private collections throughout the US, Italy and Denmark. She has exhibited in Regional and National Exhibits while receiving numerous awards.


2022- Door County Plein Air Invited Artist 

2021- Sedona Plein Air Festival, AZ – Quick Draw- 3rd place & Honorable Mention

2021 – Knoxville Artists on Location, Best Landscape Award 

2020 – Abington, VA Plein Air Festival, 3rd place 

2020 – Plus National Juried Competition,LBI , NJ – 3rd Place 

2020 – Plein Air Exhibit, Rice Gallery, Overlook KA – Honorable Mention

2019 – Harford County Plein Air Festival Havre de Grace, MD – People’s Choice Award

2018 – Barrett House Juried Members Exhibit, Poughkeepsie, NY – Juror’s Award

2017 – Adirondack Plein Air Festival and Exhibit, Saranac Lake, NY 

2017 – Cape Cod Pastel Society National Exhibit, Cape Cod, MA 

2017 – Adirondack Pastel Society National Exhibit, Glens Falls, NY 

2016 -The Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls NY – Judges’ Award 

2016 – Capitola Plein Air Festival and Exhibit, Capitola, CA 

2015 – Adirondack Plein Air Festival, Saranac Lake, NY –  Outstanding Pastel Award

2011-  Solo Exhibit Locust Grove Museum Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY 

2009 – Katonah Museum of Art – Regional Exhibit, Katonah, NY

Laura’s Work