Lauris Phillips’ current study area is the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern California where for two field seasons she has photographed and collected band data on threatened Greater Sandhill Cranes. From these photos, with brushes, pens and pigments handmade from the Modoc Refuge, she is developing a painting project called Refuge. Lauris is excited to deepen the project during her stay at Summer Lake where the cranes fly through and nest.
Her father, a natural scientist, educator and conservationist, was her first mentor. Her recent projects continue his legacy through an artist-residency at Anza-Borrego State Park, by her paintings depicting the wildlife of Baja California and through teaching Sumi painting.
Lauris has a BA in Fine Art from UCSC and has exhibited extensively in California. You can view her work at laurisphillipsart.com