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).


Laurie MacFayden’s second collection of poetry
published by Frontenac House (2014)

“Kissing Keeps Us Afloat is humorous and joyful, uninhibited and sassy. In love with words and images, MacFayden positively swaggers in these exuberant poems that are loose and open and stylish. The poems touch on fear and loss, revenge and regret, but come back to the sensual, back to love, and to the beauty of the world.”

— Shawna Lemay,
Rumi and the Red Handbag; Asking

For more info click on books link, above


March 5-8, 2015
Skirts Afire HerArts Festival
Featuring work by Laurie MacFayden,
Dominique Bugeau, Erin Pankratz-Smith, Quinlan Grieg,
Rhea Lonsdale, Rhonda Brynko, and Teresa Stieben.
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
Robbins Health & Learning Centre, 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,
Harcourt House, 10215 112 St., 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